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#SOL19 – Day 25 – What Can I Do To Add Value?

Tonight, a group of community members met for the first time to discuss our district's jump into "The Leader in Me" program, and discuss the book by the same name. For those who don't know it's a spin off of... Continue Reading →

8th Grade Basketball 2018 #SOL18

I've been blessed of the last couple of years to have teams who have been gifted with some amazing talent, and their records have reflected this. Basketball has come easy to these girls and it shows. #twogreatseasons Walking into this... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Don’t Tell Me What You Can’t Do……

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRttFSTDtJQ   Being a Leader in Me advisor for our school (with no training at this point), I'm always on the look out for something that will inspire and show students how to be leaders. I found that last night... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 8 – Balance

Like last year, my slices will be daily things, but I'll also be taking from Mike Krzyzewski's book titled,¬†Beyond Basketball: Coach K's Keywords for Success. Today's word is balance, so I noticed the things around me that dealt with balance.... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: #Why I Write

As I think about this topic, many images and words come to mind as to why I do this and open myself up to the different places of the world. I write because it's become a habit, and this habit... Continue Reading →

A Weird Place #SOL17

Our first staff meeting was a couple of weeks ago, and everyone is smiling and happy, the way we should be getting ready for school. After the meeting, our 7th and 8th grade teams met together for a few minutes,... Continue Reading →

It Takes One Moment #SOL17

It's been a tough couple of weeks to get myself up and ready for tomorrow. My wife's loss of two uncles, trips all over the countryside, and work time lost for various reasons. My recent Facebook post said: Irritated. Nothing... Continue Reading →

Trying To Declutter My Mind

I've not written in a couple of weeks, and my mine is just bogged down in a mess of emotions and experiences and whatever else you'd like to thrown in there for good measure. So, if you manage to follow... Continue Reading →

“What’s the blue in your life?” #SOL

I enjoy Facebook, period. I enjoy seeing pictures of friends, stupid cat videos, the educational stuff that's out there, and the positive energy I can find from people with whom I wouldn't expect to come. I logged on a little... Continue Reading →

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