One Word 2021-2022, Part 2

Later today we welcome our students back for the new school year. This past Monday, we welcomed teachers back for the new year. There’s always excitement surrounding the new year. It’s not very different when the calendar turns from December 31st to January 1st. It’s the start of a new chapter and a clean page. […]

One Word 2021-2022

Almost two years ago, I undertook the practice started by so many before me of utilizing the mantra of one word. For 2020, my one word was BOLD. It wasn’t that I hadn’t been bold previously, but rather, it was a word I felt I needed to be kept at the forefront when it came […]

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 […]