Monthly Archives: November 2014

Laughter through tears

“Please don’t cry or I will too. I have a strict policy that nobody cries alone in my presence.” This is a great line from my all-time favorite movie “Steel Magnolias.” If you haven’t seen the movie (good grief, put … Continue reading

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Unseen blessings

I just spent 15 minutes looking for my daughter’s friend Violet during a mean game of hide-and-go-seek. I couldn’t find this chick anywhere. I looked in the laundry room, under the beds, and even in the scary hall closet with … Continue reading

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My friend Jim

It’s common to talk about our work. Within minutes of making a new acquaintance, someone usually asks, “so what do you do?” What we do is the label that often defines us. I’m a teacher, doctor, mother, etc. I’m not … Continue reading

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A space for possibilities: 4 lessons all teachers can learn from the arts

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein The importance of imagination goes far beyond the need to improve our economy or society. Yes, imagination will yield more efficient ways to do things and create more jobs. Yes, imagination … Continue reading

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The Geranium on the window sill

“Stop talking.” “Take your seat.” “Did you hear my voice?” “DID YOU HEAR MY VOICE?” Insert my sarcasm to student’s off the wall comment. Insert heavy sigh and roll of eyes as I impatienently wait for the student who still … Continue reading

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Four Lessons in Leadership from King Hezekiah

Whether you are an administrator, teacher, coach, parent, or student – you have a role as leader. Effective, influential leaders aren’t on the mountain top looking down with an attitude of “I have arrived,” they are most often found on … Continue reading

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Friendships aren’t just for fairy tales: Who is your support system?

Snow White is one smart lady. I realized this tonight while reading a bedtime story to my kids. I’m not referring to the incident with the tainted apple. Clearly that was a weak moment. I’m talking about how she chose … Continue reading

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