I've been wondering something and maybe you can help me out. Do people confuse a happy life with a life absent of sadness? Are we living in pursuit of happiness, or in the pursuit to avoid bad days? Or both? One pursuit can be very fruitful. The other pursuit is impossible. Life without bad days… Continue reading Do people confuse a happy life with a life absent of sadness?
A colleague and I were talking about the importance of trust during a phone conversation the other day. After we ended our call, I continued thinking about the role of trust in education. If trust exists in all of our relationships at school--with parents, with students, among staff--we get to focus on doing good work… Continue reading Five Trust-Destroyers to Avoid
I bolted upright from my dream, gulping for air. The tears began to flow and soon I was sobbing. In my dream, my mom was alive still, but very sick. I had a moment alone with my dad and I asked him, "Does mom have to die?" "Yes," he responded. It's been almost six years… Continue reading The Path to Serendipity