Education :: Be There

My favorite teachers growing up were the ones who cared about me. I didn’t know anything about their personal lives. I didn’t even know their first names until much later. But I knew they cared about me. Mrs. Spargo understood that the playground wasn’t my favorite place. Instead of forcing me to go outside forContinue reading “Education :: Be There”

Hope :: Just Be You… Again

I don’t know about you, but in my life I’ve been told I’m “too ____________” many times. It’s always been about different things, which is why I put in the blank. I’m sure you can think back over your own life and pick out things people have said to or about you. The following isContinue reading “Hope :: Just Be You… Again”

Education :: Attainable Goals

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had a habit of setting goals for myself (and my students) that are a little on the unattainable side. Is it good to challenge yourself and your students? Absolutely! But there does come a point where you need to be practical while also being hopeful. As aContinue reading “Education :: Attainable Goals”

Hope :: Just Be You

You are amazing. Just the way you are. You don’t need to do anything to make others accept you if you’re truly being yourself. I wish I could put a real mirror here in this post so that you could be seeing yourself as you read these next words: You are beautiful. You matter. YouContinue reading “Hope :: Just Be You”

Hope :: Running on Empty

I am a people-pleaser. I always have been, but I’m hoping I won’t always be… There’s nothing wrong with wanting the people around you to be happy and successful. The issue comes in when you sacrifice yourself and you own joy and peace to please other people. Yes, life sometimes comes with sacrifice. Sometimes weContinue reading “Hope :: Running on Empty”

Education :: Leading by Example

Though this post is labeled “Education”, I honestly believe this post can be for many different aspects of life! I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Do as I say, not as I do.” Have you ever found yourself saying or thinking it? If so, I’m not going to chastise you. That’s not my job. IContinue reading “Education :: Leading by Example”

Hope :: Becoming a “Better Person”

I think we’ve all been there in our lives. We want to be better. We want to change to be what the world considers “good”. What does being “better” or a “good person” actually mean? I’m sure we all have our our personal definitions of what is “better/good”. For some people, this revolves around belongings.Continue reading “Hope :: Becoming a “Better Person””

Education :: Imagination Boosters with Writing

When Abraham Lincoln was a little boy, he had a dog. Most people say dog is man’s best friend, but little Abe was Spot’s best friend. They went everywhere together and everyone knew if they saw Abe, that little dog would be by his side. Spot was afraid of many things, but when Abe wasContinue reading “Education :: Imagination Boosters with Writing”