A Test Shouldn’t Define Our Students

A couple of weeks ago, I was cleaning out my garage. In the course of doing that I came across the above report. Apparently while in Ms. Lusky’s second grade class, I took the California Achievement Test that measured Reading and Math proficiency. I had seen this report previously. I think I may have mentioned […]

Carrying a Load of Feathers–A Review

You are the way and the wayfarersAnd when one of you falls downhe falls for those behind him,a caution against the stumbling stone.Ay, and he falls for those ahead of him,who though faster and surer of foot,yet removed the stumbling stone.-The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran as quoted in Carrying a Load of Feathers Over the years, […]

It’s February already?!?!

This is a stream of consciousness blog. I was going to use it as a basis for an entry, but I decided that I liked the raw nature of it. Greetings! I promised myself that I would take more moments this year to stop and write some thoughts. To share those little nuggets of wisdom that […]

#OneWord2021, Part 2

On Saturday, December 26th, I had the honor of leading the discussion for #CrazyPLN. We discussed our #OneWord2020 journey and previewed our #OneWord2021. I didn’t ask for everyone to reveal their #OneWord2021, but I did inquire as to when they would reveal their word. For me, that day is today. I wrote in my previous […]

#OneWord2021, Part 1

It’s difficult to believe it’s been a year since I published my blog for my #OneWord2020. December 27th has come again, and now, I pause a moment to reflect on that word and to reveal my #OneWord2021, which I will do in the second part of this post. Choosing a “one word” is a new […]

Upon further reflection…

It’s the end of the year, and I’m beginning to reflect. I haven’t written as much as I’d like. I didn’t read all the books I wanted to read. Yet, I can honestly say this year has grown me. I’ve been reminded time and again of the value of family, friendship, and peace of mind. […]

“What’d I miss?…”

It’s been a long crazy summer. I mean, of course, 2020 was going to bring about what has probably been the most improbable, unpredictable summer ever. I am sure my #PLN has been wondering where I’ve been. Because life had become so crazy, I had to make a decision to step away from Twitter, #Edchats, […]

Returning to Work after COVID-19, Pt 3

This is the third part of an ongoing series about returning to school during/post Covid. In this installment, we explore virtual options for schools. The first thing I would like to note is schools did not close last spring. The buildings did, but the schools did not. I can honestly say a large majority of […]