Tag: education

July 30

Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.” Oprah Winfrey Today recenter. Recenter around new challenges so we can find a new understanding of our role in today.… Continue Reading “July 30”

July 16th, 2020

“If everything around you seems dark, look again, you may be the light” – Rumi Sometimes we simply don’t know. We don’t have the answer. We don’t have an example. We can’t see the end of the tunnel. This is both a blessing and… Continue Reading “July 16th, 2020”

Never not Learning

Lately, I have heard the phrase “never not learning”. First, as a reminder in a weekly email from Yoga With Adriene. Again, it was reiterated in a Zoom meeting I listened to about education and best instructional practices. And yet a third time in… Continue Reading “Never not Learning”

Space To Breathe

Our lives are so full. What a privilege! For one to be able to try new things and explore new places – all are potentially life-changing opportunities. Our experiences and choices are many; and, that in itself can be exciting, promising, and overwhelming.  Tonya… Continue Reading “Space To Breathe”

New Perspectives

Birds of a feather, flock together. You are who your friends are. Two peas in a pod. Cut from the same cloth. If everyone jumped off the bridge would you, too? These sayings we all have heard to essentially imply that who you spend… Continue Reading “New Perspectives”

Facing Challenges

My principal always reminds me that the challenges inherent in schools are merely microcosms of our society at large. The struggles students face within the context of schools and social groups mirror the same struggles adults face in the context of their lives. When… Continue Reading “Facing Challenges”

The Power of Play

I became a teacher before I became a mom. I can split my professional experience in education as: (1) before children section and (2) after children section. When I had children, my priorities shifted, not only with my family, but also with my career.… Continue Reading “The Power of Play”

The Impact of Beliefs

The Snake River, winding through Yellowstone National Park. “I would rather have a mind opened by wonder, than one closed by belief.” – Gerry Spence, trial lawyer who did not lose a case between the years of 1969-2010. In this quote, beliefs and wonder… Continue Reading “The Impact of Beliefs”

Creating Space

Leading through learning “Stillness is not about focusing on nothingness; it’s about creating a clearing. It’s opening up an emotionally clutter-free space and allowing ourselves to feel and think and dream and question…” ~Brene Brown This week we had three large trees removed from… Continue Reading “Creating Space”