I never want to feel as badly about myself as I did on December 6th ever again. I remember the day vividly. Our state principals' conference had wrapped up and we were heading home. I asked my husband and sons to go out to dinner and we went to a fancy seafood restaurant in downtown… Continue reading My #75Hard Journey
You guys have asked great questions about The Serendipity Journal! This is my first foray into fiction chapter books for middle grades students and the process has been so much fun and so much work. Let's start where it all began. (And, if you'd rather watch a video than read this post, click HERE.) I… Continue reading The Serendipity Journal is a party in a book (and so much more).
At a recent meeting, one of our teachers was talking about the benefits of doing a systematic check-in with students after recess. The process is simple--students have a little slip of paper they use to indicate whether recess was great with no problems, they had a problem but they solved it, or if they had… Continue reading The Power and Simplicity of a Weekly Staff Check-In