It was once said, “It is not enough to be busy; the question is, what are we busy about?” Make no doubt, all schools are busy. What a school chooses to be busy about not only defines the school, but sets each school apart—one from another.
This morning, I was at the gym listening to one of my favorite morning political shows and something surprising jumped in my head as I listened to the political hay going back and forth. Lake Winnepesaukee in Meredith, NH - The location of my first role as superintendent I am a bit of a politics … Continue reading A Lesson Learned and Now Shared
Fortunately, while we now see the storm heading rapidly toward us, we do not need to panic because we can handle the winds and rough seas. We can be prepared.
One of my proudest accomplishments came during my first year as a new middle school teacher. I was hired to teach Spanish, but because I did not have a full load, I also had to teach a section of Language Arts and 6th grade math.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there are many preschool teachers who are wrestling with how to keep meaningful contact with their class while not having in person contact.
Some of you may know that I am a former middle school teacher. I loved it and if I ever go back into teaching, it will be in middle school. I had the pleasure of attending my twin daughter's junior high Christmas choir concert this week. The students were amazing! However, the most amazing thing to … Continue reading 30 Years of Teaching – What a Gift!
How you start plays a big difference in how you finish. I had the pleasure today of seeing that in action at a school in Davis School District in Kaysville, UT. I was visiting with Mountain High School (MHS) Principal Kathleen Chronister and she and Tomee Pace, one of the MHS teachers, very excitedly shared with me during our … Continue reading How You Start Can Make A BIG Difference
I can still remember the day vividly. I am not sure of the exact date, but I remember it was in November of 1979. I was in 10th grade at Intermediate High School in Broken Arrow, OK. I had a 1-mile (or so) walk home from school that took me by our local K-Mart. I … Continue reading Another Brick in the Wall
What do you think of when you think of attaining the American Dream? In his book titled, The Epic of America, written in 1931 during the Great Depression, James Truslow Adams wrote, “It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each … Continue reading The REAL American Dream
It has been snowing a lot here in Utah this winter. This past week we had a most beautiful snow fall. https://youtu.be/ioWnUwrliYg Big fluffy flakes floating, falling and finding a place of rest on a pine tree. Here is a universal truth: Every snowflake is unique. Even Horshack from the tv show "Welcome Back Cotter" knew that. While there … Continue reading Every Snowflake is Unique…and So Is Every Child