• Learning to Stand

    Just in case the only thing missing from your day is a baby flamingo learning to stand on one leg. pic.twitter.com/em5N6ogg69 — Paul Bronks (@SlenderSherbet) July 23, 2019 A young flamingo has to learn how to stand on one leg. And like the flamingo, our students need to learn executive…

  • Reading Our Way to an Understanding of Racial Justice

    A colleague of mine, Andrew Arevalo, posted on Twitter that he had started reading White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo. A Twitter conversation began in which people shared other books that would also be great reads. Here’s the books that…

  • Don’t Buy Me Flowers

    My boyfriend and I have very different communication styles, especially when it comes to sharing our feelings. He’s just not the kind of guy who will bring me flowers, or leave me notes or proclaim his love for the world to hear. So when we decided to pull weeds at…

  • Excel at Everything! Do it RIGHT NOW!

    Last week, I asked a teacher I admire if she wanted to share some of her passions with my blog readers. Her answer made me sad. She said she didn’t feel like she had done anything worth sharing this year – new grade level, new school, etc. had all left…

  • Silent Sunday 6.2.19

    On Twitter today, I was introduced to the concept of Silent Sunday. What is Silent Sunday? The idea is simple. A photo is posted. There is no caption. No title. No explanation. The rules for the photo are simple as well. It must be taken by you. It must be…