Education

In order to convince students that they can accomplish anything, don’t we first have to believe it about ourselves?

I had a great day. The best day. I got to read my picture book, The Princes of Serendip, to the students of Quincy Elementary. Of course, we didn't just read the book, we learned the meaning of new words and we discussed character lessons that are embedded throughout the book. I shared the publishing… Continue reading In order to convince students that they can accomplish anything, don’t we first have to believe it about ourselves?

Education

Dear 2018, thank you for keeping me humble. And, thank you for Bradley Cooper’s singing. You’re the best.

On this last day of the year, I am reflecting on what 2018 taught me. Besides teaching me that Bradley Cooper can sing (I mean, seriously, listen to this song and swoon for yourself if you don't believe me), I learned so much about myself and continue to learn how to best uplift the people around… Continue reading Dear 2018, thank you for keeping me humble. And, thank you for Bradley Cooper’s singing. You’re the best.

Education

Square pegs don’t fit in round holes.

This blog post from Seth Godin came at the perfect time this week: Respect difficult problems They’re difficult because they resist simple solutions. Glib answers and over-simplification have been tried before, and failed. People have tried all of the obvious solutions. They haven’t worked. That’s why we’ve resorted to calling them difficult problems. Difficult problems… Continue reading Square pegs don’t fit in round holes.