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

The Three A’s

One of the hardest parts about being an educator is dealing with upset parents. Unfortunately, it is something that every educator has to deal with at some point in their career. I’m in my thirteenth year of education. Five of those  years, I have been in a position where I am in charge of discipline. … More The Three A’s

One Word 2017

If you are like more than 50% of Americans, you started the new year by making a list of resolutions, or things that you wanted to change or improve upon by the end of 2017. Did you know that less than 8% of the people who make resolutions actually achieve their goal? Why is that? … More One Word 2017