education, family, reflection

Fast Food Formal

Seven weeks of home quarantine. So much has changed in the world these past seven weeks. All our spring activities were cancelled and the calendar which was once overflowing with daily commitments is now filled with Zoom meetings, online presentations, and virtual gatherings. We've had to rethink and reimagine life as it is right now… Continue reading Fast Food Formal

education, kindness, REBkind, reflection, writing

Becoming an Author in 2019

As I sit here at my writing desk reflecting on the past year, I am simply awestruck. I don't even know if I can fully articulate the impact 2019 has had on my life. It has been a transformational year. In 2019, I became a published author. Just typing those words still brings the novelty… Continue reading Becoming an Author in 2019

education, ITRT, kindness, REBkind

Be the I in Kind

Often when I am traveling and speaking, people will ask, "How do you teach about kindness when you don't have a class of your own?" It's the spark of a rich conversation focused on key elements of my role as an instructional coach and technology integrator. Simply put, I collaborate with teachers and administrators daily!… Continue reading Be the I in Kind

education, ITRT, kindness, reflection, travel

The True Meaning of “Going 1:1”

One week ago I was presenting on a stage to a packed room filled with educators excited to learn more about cultivating kindness with their instructional lessons. The room was buzzing with positivity as people entered, and I was right there in the mix, greeting people at the door as they arrived. It was the… Continue reading The True Meaning of “Going 1:1”

education, reflection

Celebrating the Average Child

I've always disliked the word "average" especially in correlation to student growth. Yes, I know it's a common word, and yes, I realize you have to have SOME word to represent the middle-of-the-road achievement. But "average" has always struck a nerve with me because of its lackluster negativity: not really awful, but not that great… Continue reading Celebrating the Average Child