My kids remind me that gratitude is found wherever we look, whenever we look. What will choose to focus on? What brush will we use to paint the story of our lives?
Friday Reflections: Clean up on Aisle 9
Embrace your mess, and meet it head on. Bring your broom and sweep away the fears that life will never be good again. Peace lies below the heartache, it just needs you to remember that love flows and brings order to all things.
Friday Reflections: Pain
Life is messy and I have faith that when my journey comes to a close it will be those moments of pain that delivered me my greatest lessons.
Friday Reflection: Family
We must ensure that every student has a healthy home at school, even if they did not have one at home.
Friday Reflections: Schedule your Priorities
Not only are teachers wrapping up this year, but they are also knee deep in planning schedules for the upcoming year. Scheduling may seem like a look at numbers with “blocks” and “periods” to manipulate, but really it is a practice of commitment to shared values. Time is a finite resource that we cannot make … Continue reading Friday Reflections: Schedule your Priorities
Friday Reflections: Sitting in Failure
Failure: What if we refused to run from it, but rather we sat in its discomfort? What if we allowed ourselves to feel the sting because we know we are strong enough to survive it? What if we allowed it to shape the image we have of ourselves because we have faith in our ability to overcome our struggles?
Friday Reflections: Confession of the Tired
Teachers are sending out an S.O.S to anyone who will listen. Educators everywhere are tired. If we know it takes a village to raise kids, we must be a village!
Endurance: Feeling Lost in What’s Next
Dedicated to the many who are questioning their next steps. Have faith. Your resilience allowed you to continually bounce back from difficulty. Your endurance will push you forward with purpose. It is the muscle within the mission. It is fed by your heart, not your mind. Lead, learn, and love no matter where your journey takes you.
Guilt vs Grace
The older I get the more I realize my biggest critic in this life has been myself. The opposition in my life has merely been an illusion of self-inflicted doubt, judgment, and criticism. The fact is that though many can be credited with using hurtful words against me, no other person has put me down more than the voice within my very own head.
Educators. I see you and feel you. Teaching today is pushing us beyond our human limits. Protect your breaking point.