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

Ripples

This past week, my family and I decided to watch a Christmas movie on the Hallmark Channel (starring Candace Cameron Bure also known as DJ Tanner from Full House and Fuller House). If you have ever watched a Hallmark Christmas movie, I’m sure you can guess that it was a partial love story. The movie … More Ripples

PBIS

“If a child doesn’t know how to read, we teach.” “If a child doesn’t know how to swim, we teach.” “If a child doesn’t know how to multiply, we teach.” “If a child doesn’t know how to drive, we teach.” “If a child doesn’t know how to behave, we…teach?…punish?” “Why can’t we finish the last … More PBIS

Mulligans

A mulligan in golf is an extra stroke allowed after a poor shot that isn’t reflected on the scorecard. A mulligan is another name for a redo, retake or do-over. If you’ve ever golfed with me, you know that I have benefited from a mulligan or two (or more). Off of the golf course, I have … More Mulligans