The Key to Success

What is the key to success? If you’re like me, you have pondered this question more than once in your teaching career. Angela Lee Duckworth, a former business professional turned teacher turned psychologist believes that she has the answer. So what is her key to success? GRIT. Through her studies, more than any other factor, … More The Key to Success


This weekend, I ran in a 10-mile race as part of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Miler Series. This was my third of three races preparing me for the mini-marathon in May. After this same race last year, I wrote a Monday Memo about the importance of finishing strong. This year, I want to talk about something … More Consistency

Stone Soup

Recently in a department chair meeting, we began talking about the importance of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) within schools. One topic that came up was that for so long, educators have been used to doing things on their own. Each individual teacher has been on their own island in their classroom and has become accustomed to … More Stone Soup