The First Day of School: "Etch-A-Sketch" Your Year

Posted on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:42
Do you remember your first day of school? It has been nearly 40 years for me, but I still remember my mom walking me to school on my first day of kindergarten in Hobbs, New Mexico. I remember her holding my hand tightly as we crossed the street.

News and Today's Kids

Posted on Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:15
When my oldest daughter was little, she didn’t like it when I watched the news because she thought it was boring. The 24 hour news onslaught was just beginning on cable and internet news was one of those things that people said was coming, but I wasn’t sure how.

Today's Social and Emotional Health Epidemic

Posted on Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:56

Thankful for Thanksgiving: A Humble Top 10

Posted on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:35
It is so hard to believe that Thanksgiving is upon us. Even though the weather turned cold and the days have definitely gotten shorter, it just hasn’t quite felt like the holiday season yet. But I am not worried. Between long-basting a ham and the smell of stuffing and turkey and pies and the sound of football and family – the holidays are almost here.

Take the Time

Posted on Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:47
It is time for Halloween so obviously we need to talk about little ones and safety and costumes and the parent’s duties regarding proper Trick or Treat etiquette. Right? That would make sense and it is a topic that s worth exploring. But that’s not what I want to talk about today.

Needing to Be Heard

Posted on Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:39
Have you ever had the nightmare where someone is chasing you... ...and you are running and running and trying to scream for help-- but you can’t scream? With every ounce of your being you want to be heard, you want someone to see you and know that you need help, but something inside is keeping you quiet.

Biebers, Kardashians & Miley... Oh My.

Posted on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 14:53

Missing the Point on Domestic Violence

Posted on Thu, 09/18/2014 - 13:58

Our Experiment

Posted on Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:45
  Jay's nephew and his new best buddy in Pre-K.

It's Your Classroom: Own It.

Posted on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:18
About half of our nation’s schools are back in session and the rest will be joining in the next week or so. It is time for that fresh start when every student has a clean slate and every teacher has hope for his or her class. It is the time of year when expectations are motivating actions and the reality of the coming year is still being forged. In other words, it is the perfect time of the year to jump on classroom behaviors.