Space for Joy

Have you ever laughed so hard you cried? Can you remember the last time your eyes were soaked with tears because you were in a conversation that brought you so much joy?  I am not sure I can remember what I was talking about each of these times, but what I can remember is how … More Space for Joy

The No Matter Whats in my Family Classroom and School

Looking at the Non-Negotiables Inspired me to Reach for More Last week Jennifer Hogan wrote a post about Non-negotiables for schools and challenged readers to articulate non-negotiables for their schools. The more I thought about it, I was eager to look at non-negotiables for several areas. I started out by brainstorming  a list of non-negotiables for my … More The No Matter Whats in my Family Classroom and School

Give the Compliment

Words Matter. They become part of our story. There was a time when I was afraid to give a compliment.  I was uncertain about how it would be received, and I wasn’t sure what would happen if I gave someone else (who at many times was my competition), words of encouragement. There are too many … More Give the Compliment