Seven Super Ideas for Celebrating Kindness in February

It's February...love month. Loving others, loving neighbors, loving our students, loving our children, and yes, you guessed it, loving ourselves.  Photo by Maksim Romashkin on Pexels.com Here are 7 Spectacular ways you can incorporate kindness lessons and activities with your classroom, school, or your very own children:1. Kindness Rocks - How to start this inclusive project in … Continue reading Seven Super Ideas for Celebrating Kindness in February

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Leadership Pitfalls: The Recognition Gap

Good leadership can be easy to spot, but deconstructing it can be so challenging. Over the course of the past year or so, through the interviews I've done with truly remarkable world-class educators and leaders, I've learned that so much of great leadership comes from trust and the deep, intentional practice of gratitude. Nothing makes … Continue reading Leadership Pitfalls: The Recognition Gap

The Letter Every Teacher Should Write in June

The Letter Every Teacher Should Write in June Five years ago at the end of each school-year in the busy month of June, I started the practice of writing a letter to myself.  Like a ritual, I would seal the letter and place it in the left-hand drawer of my desk on the last day … Continue reading The Letter Every Teacher Should Write in June

On saying “NO”

No. I have always hated saying it to people, especially those who might judge the essence of who I am inaccurately, as a result. Ultimately, it’s always run counter to my character to disappoint. But this past weekend, I did just that. I said “no” to someone. I said “no” to giving more than I … Continue reading On saying “NO”

Small Treasures

Overcome by the enormity of change that inevitably arrives with every end-of-year transition at school, I remember gazing at the naked mismatched desks, the barren coatroom, and the dozens of cardboard boxes stacked precariously and filled to the brim with classroom essentials awaiting their new destination, nostalgia tugging at my heartstrings. As I waited for … Continue reading Small Treasures