Category Archives: personal

All of us are works in progress

When I started teaching, our evaluations had three categories: Excellent, Satisfactory, and Needs Improvement. Then, there was a list of characteristics and behaviors with check boxes next to it. I’m pretty sure I never received a mark less than Excellent. … Continue reading

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What are you meant to be?

  I used to play school with my big sister. Of course, being the younger sister, I was always the student. She showed me what it meant to be a learner. For some reason, my younger brother never wanted to … Continue reading

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The Power of the Team

If you have read any of my previous posts you know I often find professional/personal development nuggets in my everyday life. The same thing happened as I was watching my nine-year-old son play in his first game of the baseball … Continue reading

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Passionate People Don’t Settle

I’m a passionate person, in general. I use the word “love” a lot (read a post about that here). I fully enjoy good movies, books, wine, and chocolate (the list could go on and on, but you would get bored). … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Why 40 is better than 20

If you are under the age of 40, I know what you are thinking about my title…that’s only something that old people say.  If you are around 40 or older, though, I bet you are nodding and agreeing with me. … Continue reading

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The Students I Remember – My “Lost Boys”

I’ve often heard people remark to good teachers when they hear something kind, fun, or engaging they’ve done for students, “And those kids will remember that the rest of their lives.”  I completely agree with that.  I remember many moments … Continue reading

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