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
I will not have a legacy. I realize that when my future grandchildren or maybe great-grandchildren are no longer here, neither will be the memory of me. I am but a wisp of smoke. You do not even know what will happen tomorrow! What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a… Continue reading I am but a wisp of smoke.