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.

Bright Light, Dark Heart: Robin Williams

Posted on Wed, 08/13/2014 - 08:03
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5 Simple Things for Educators

Posted on Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:03
There aren’t many jobs that can match that of an educator for sheer workload. Whether an administrator, teacher, clinician, or support staff – being an educator means you are going to have an extremely hectic day, and tomorrow it will always start all over again. Educators do not have the luxury of completing a task and then stopping, resting and basking in the glory of a job well done.

Rebuilding the Bullied: Cyber Bullying

Posted on Mon, 08/04/2014 - 09:52

The Greatest Pain: Loss

Posted on Thu, 06/12/2014 - 12:18
In my last entry I wrote about pain being a fact of life. Everyone has pain from injuries or illnesses or just the process of living. We all have scars from falling off our bikes or out of a tree or from holding a firecracker a second too long. Between 7 knee surgeries, 6 back surgeries, and 2 hand surgeries I am covered in scars. We wear our scars as reminders of a time when pain came to us.

His First Date | Part Two.

Posted on Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:21
Continued from His First Date | Part One...

His First Date | Part One.

Posted on Mon, 06/02/2014 - 12:20
This past week my son went on his first "date". I call it a "date", quotation marks and all, because his "friend" accompanied us to my birthday lunch and then a movie. She then joined us at home for a game of basketball, Yahtzee, and any other thing I could think of to keep the mood light and active as possible.

Face to Face: Anger

Posted on Fri, 05/30/2014 - 09:52
Anger is one of the most readily identifiable and easy to discern emotions we deal with each day. From being cut off in traffic to something going wrong at work to breaking your favorite glass – anger happens. We have read so much pop-psychology regarding anger that we have almost made it a bad word.

I Believe in Competition!

Posted on Mon, 05/26/2014 - 12:28
There are few places that bring about the smile of a child faster than Disney World. Just the thought of riding the spinning teacups or flying on Space Mountain or going on an adventure with the Pirates of Caribbean will bring cheers from any aged child. Disney World is a planet unto itself where make-believe and wonder are at the core of every day.

Today Will Be Great

Posted on Thu, 05/22/2014 - 09:38
In a couple of days I am going to have the honor of standing in front of a graduating class of seniors, accepting their course work and declaring them graduates. I chair the Board of Trustees for the school my children and many of their friends attend.