Don’t you just HATE dropping the ball? It literally makes. me. cringe. (I’ve told you I’m a recovering perfectionist, haven’t I?!) For me, dropping the ball is one of the most vulnerable things I can do. How do you drop the ball gracefully? (Is that even a thing?) [Read more…]
I am at my computer literally crying. I cannot believe how my life has changed in the past year. Exactly a year ago, God answered a prayer I had prayed for 32 years. He finally whispered into my ear His purpose for my life – the answer to my questions: what am I meant to do in this world?
Now here I am, a year later, doing life coaching for teachers – working to help teachers live the lives they dreamed of when they said “yes!” to this profession. It’s blowing. me. away. [Read more…]
When I ask teachers what they do for fun, they often quip “Fun. What’s that?” A busy teacher life makes little moments of fun hard to come by. And you know what they say about all work and no play. So what is the secret to taking back the FUN in your teacher life?
This is the time of year when my to-do list seems to double or triple each day! With the holidays around the corner, the end of the semester coming, and countless events and holiday happenings, this time of year can get overwhelming – quick! How do you tackle your teacher “to-do” list in a way that can be sane and still satisfying? [Read more…]
Life with a three-year-old is never dull – to say the least. She is always watching and thus I’m always “on”. She is learning from me and those around her about what is acceptable and not acceptable. She is learning about the big things in life like fairness, justice, integrity and consequences.
Like every other parent out there, I worry that in the process of learning right from wrong and good from bad, that she will lose her spark and devalue her uniqueness. In the process of training her to be conscious of her actions and their consequences (conscious of her “self”), I am afraid of her becoming self-conscious.
In this world, we each have to learn to walk that tightrope – and for many of us it’s a constant struggle. [Read more…]
What is the measuring stick for being a “good teacher”?
There are a million ways that question can be answered. The District might reply “high test scores”. The students might reply, “making learning fun”. The parents might reply “making learning rigorous and applicable to the real world”.
But what would you say? [Read more…]