Speaking Life Into Others

My daughter is thirteen.  She’s is tall, blonde, and beautiful.  More importantly, she is very intelligent, hilarious, kind, thoughtful, and so much fun to be around.  She has made the transition to teenager pretty smoothly.  She struggles, however, as most of us do with self-confidence.  Yesterday at church, an older lady told me how gorgeous … More Speaking Life Into Others

My Five Favorite Characteristics of Exceptional Teachers

They love their students…even those who are most unlovable. They spend time getting to know their students on a daily basis.  They know that relationships are the foundation for all real learning. They say “yes” more than they say “no”.   They are willing to take risks and encourage their students to, as well. They are … More My Five Favorite Characteristics of Exceptional Teachers

To One of the Greats – a tribute to one of my favorite teachers

The first week of May is always a bit insane in my little town.  For being so small, our town has a booming dance studio, and dance takes over this week as our kids, ages 3-18, get ready for the annual recital.  I took my own daughter to dress rehearsal tonight.  It’s hard to believe … More To One of the Greats – a tribute to one of my favorite teachers