"The whole morning meeting not only sets a really good tone for the students, but it sets a tone for me." - Teacher in Louisville, Kentucky
When I first learned about the Morning Meeting model, I was working as an elementary school principal in Pasadena, California. I was new...Read More.
"When you're authentic, so is your art." - Sarah Breathnach
When I was a new teacher, I came to my first teaching position with a tremendous sense of excitement. I was ready to embrace all that the work had to offer. I had many ideas about how I wanted to set up my classroom,...Read More.
"The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard." - William Hazlitt
How many times have you sat through a seminar or webinar discussing the fine art of verbal communication? If you're like me, probably quite a bit.Read More.
"By bringing together people who share interests, no matter their location or time zone, social media has the potential to transform the workplace into an environment where learning is as natural as it is powerful." - Marcia Conner
Recently, I presented an online webinar with...Read More.
"A goal is a dream with a deadline." - Napoleon Hill
I'm a goal setter (and a teeny bit of a perfectionist). Although I don't always reach my goals, I know it's important to set them.Read More.
"As a child I walked with noisy fingers along the hemline for so many meadows back home." - Jewel
I love to read poetry for many reasons, but some that strike me as being the most important are:
- Reading poetry relaxes me.
- Reading poetry makes me laugh!...
"Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought or an event." -- Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Educational Consultant, Curriculum Designers, Inc.
Web 2.0 tools are online software programs that allow users to do a...Read More.
It's been a long time since I was in elementary school. But I can remember it like it was yesterday.
I wasn't the cutest, skinniest or best-dressed girl. I wasn't even a popular girl, but I had an advantage; I could sing like "...Read More.
This past week, a tremendous opportunity to participate and view presentations from educators around the world happened on the web. The annual presentation is called the Global Education Conference. I'm glad that I took time to check into...Read More.
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
- Will Smith
It's about that time of year: the turning of the leaves, the excitement of the holidays . . . the falling behind in your process.Read More.