Education :: Finish Strong

Can you believe the 2020-2021 school year is quickly approaching its end? I know I can’t! For many out there, these last few weeks are going to drag. I think we’re all just ready for it to be over. And hopeful that next school year will be different. Finish strong! Be there for your kids.Continue reading “Education :: Finish Strong”

Hope :: What Makes You Breathe?

A lot can happen in a day. A lot of bad can happen in a day. Sometimes, more than anything, taking a deep breath and focusing just on that breath can help our minds put life into perspective… or at least make it – hopefully – seem a little less daunting. When you force yourselfContinue reading “Hope :: What Makes You Breathe?”

Review :: Runaway Train by Lee Matthew Goldberg

I’ve never written an official review before, but here we are! I had the honor of reading “Runaway Train” by Lee Matthew Goldberg, and I must say it’s a great book! This story is a raw and real novel of someone dealing – or rather not dealing – with grief and everything that comes alongContinue reading “Review :: Runaway Train by Lee Matthew Goldberg”

Hope :: What’s Controlling Your Life?

It’s somewhat easy to recognize when certain things are controlling our lives. Things like drugs and alcohol can be obvious, though even with that we miss that they can be controlling our lives. Other things, such as perfectionism and anxiety, are more difficult to catch but no less life-controlling. We’re familiar with stress and anxiety.Continue reading “Hope :: What’s Controlling Your Life?”

Education :: Why Are You Teaching That?

So, we have standardized tests, right? And a lot of times, there comes a point in the school year where we feel we have to teach specifically to the test or we’re doing our students a disservice, right? When it comes time to teach to the test, is that your sole purpose for teaching it?Continue reading “Education :: Why Are You Teaching That?”

Hope :: Sometimes it’s Okay to Procrastinate

Hey, y’all! Sorry for the late update. Today, I was busy, and then I had to actually go to work. I realized ten minutes before leaving for work that I hadn’t yet written my post. I had to decide: am I going to sit down and write a sub-par post now, or should I putContinue reading “Hope :: Sometimes it’s Okay to Procrastinate”

Education :: Why the Parents Matter

When I was a music teacher, I got along really well with the parents with whom I came in contact. However, I heard the stories from other teachers and their take was that the ‘parents were the worst part of the job’. It can be difficult, I know. We see our students at school andContinue reading “Education :: Why the Parents Matter”

Hope :: Keep Pushing Through

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. And again. And again. Life is hard! I don’t care how happy or put-together someone looks. I can tell you from experience that the ones who seem to be holding things together the best are usually the ones who are falling apart the most. I don’tContinue reading “Hope :: Keep Pushing Through”

Education :: A Few Writing Prompts

Hey everyone! Sorry for the lack of Education posts the last couple of weeks. My schedule has been awesome! 🤪😉 Anywhoodle – yes, this is a made-up word, no I don’t care – I’ve put together 3 writing prompts for you all. There is one per age group. Obviously you can change them in everyContinue reading “Education :: A Few Writing Prompts”

Hope :: A Bit of Light

It’s easy to think that we’re alone here on earth. We look around and see nothing but bad. Or that’s how it seems anyway. We see all the negative happening and we think: if there really is a God… if there really is a LOVING God, then the world wouldn’t be so horrible. It’s veryContinue reading “Hope :: A Bit of Light”