Snow Day Joy

  Children have built in radar when it comes to snow.  Just the mention of that frosty “S-word” seems to create an energetic burst to bodies and brains.  Actually, I have to admit that I am still filled with joy when I hear the words “snow day” too.  So, let’s channel that flurry of excitement …Continue reading

Give Them a Purpose

My youngest child has developed a love for horses.  This love has grown exponentially over the last few years and honestly, as a busy mom, I have provided the minimum amount of support for this hobby.  Despite this, I am becoming a barn mom.  Because she is young and inexperienced, I have stayed at the …Continue reading

Turning the Table

“I’ve taught you everything I am to teach you this year.  I’ve taught you new content and strategies to use to understand that content.  Now it’s time for you to choose what you would like to learn more about and use what I’ve taught you this year.” How does this sound to you?  Interested?  Here’s …Continue reading

Feedback – The Language of Growth

“Feedback is the breakfast of champions.”  – Ken Blanchard Years of research show that feedback is one of the most powerful influences on achievement.  Daily we strive to provide quality feedback to our students, but we also must take the time to provide quality feedback to our colleagues.  Feedback is the language of growth.  It is …Continue reading