Education, Student Empowerment and Relationships

Why Don’t You Cry Anymore, Student of Mine?

Why don’t you cry anymore, student of mine?You looked so scared that first day of school.I didn’t know how to help you.So I started with a side hug andI told you how glad I am that you are in our class.When you wouldn’t talk to me or join the group,I knew you needed time to… Continue reading Why Don’t You Cry Anymore, Student of Mine?

Education, Personal Growth, Student Empowerment and Relationships

How I Avoided the Chopping Block my First Year of Teaching

I stunk it UP my first year of teaching! I mean that I was so bad that there was talk of not having me back for a second year. I made many mistakes that first year, but let's start with the biggest mistake I made--getting into power struggles with students. When I started teaching I… Continue reading How I Avoided the Chopping Block my First Year of Teaching

Education, leadership, Student Empowerment and Relationships

Breaking News…8-year-old Calls Snow Day

The winter storm caused heavy snow that fell by the inches, and the roads were getting treacherous. Most people were hunkered down at home for the night, maybe under a cozy blanket, staying safe and snug. Many students and school staff were performing rituals in hopes of a snow day—PJs on backwards, flushing ice cubes… Continue reading Breaking News…8-year-old Calls Snow Day