These five little words can change everything for a dysregulated child: I will always help you. The trick is that we have to mean the words and the child has to believe them, and that does not happen overnight. And, it can be harder than it sounds. Dysregulation presents itself in a myriad of ways.… Continue reading 5 Words to Support a Dysregulated Child
I spent some time this morning reflecting on the 2017-18 school year. My twentieth year in education. My fifteenth year as a school leader. My fourth year as the principal of the amazing Quincy Elementary. The year I became an author. What a beautiful journey, and I wonder who learned more in those twenty years...students… Continue reading A Year of Growth, Learning, and Working on my Servant’s Heart
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?