We watched him on TV A man, who stood for the good Wore a cardigan Today I wore a cardigan. My intent was to celebrate World Kindness Day. Several social media posts asked people to wear cardigans to honor Mr. Rogers, an icon for kindness. I was excited to participate in the day because I
Category: compelled tribe
Fun Ways to be Intentional about Teaching Gratitude Teaching Gratitude If we want kids to be grateful, we have to find a way to teach it. And not just go through the motions of talking about it, but by being intentional and teaching them how to seek out opportunities to reflect on gratitude daily. Gratitude
Is it Possible to Enjoy the Marathon? I love running and running a long way. But, something happens when the race starts: I stop enjoying the run. Looking back on 29 marathons, I think I have enjoyed only two of them. I admit that I have always enjoyed approaching the finish line in each race.
How to Improve One of the Most Employable Skills Creativity Can Be Learned I used to think creativity was about being good at art, and being able to do a really good job on a project for school. I also thought that some teachers were creative and able to plan the most exciting lessons and
And Why Your Kids Could Too I used to struggle making lunches. I am exhausted after a long day of teaching middle school. One job that I don’t enjoy is making lunches for three kids after I have cooked dinner and cleaned up the house. I decided when my daughter was two, I had to
Why 7? My favorite number is fourteen, and so the number seven feels like it is halfway to a milestone. The number seven also is a stand-alone number that is complete and just enough so that it is not overwhelming. As an educator, parent and writer, I have several resources that are in my regular
The Quest to Highlight Moments of Integrity with my Kids Photo by Jeniffer Araújo on Unsplash Why Integrity I thought a lot about integrity this week. Our school does the Positivity Project, and integrity was the character trait we focused on. The word integrity includes telling the truth, doing the right thing and having the courage to live
No Doesn’t Mean I am Scared. No is Complete It is okay, and even incredibly smart to say “No” sometimes. Saying no correctly, tactfully and respectfully is an art. It works best when there is confidence, respect and support enveloped in the “No”. I am finding that I practice being open-minded in the general sense.
Sharing the Why with Future Programmers Photo by Chris Ried on Unsplash What if there was a way to teach Kids need to learn to read and write code. Steve Jobs has been quoted saying, “Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer because it teaches you how to think”. Opportunities to practice
Understanding Why I Set Goals Photo by Alan Carrillo on Unsplash I was in the middle of a run when I heard a phrase that empowered me. The Statement that Changed Me Robin Arzon, One Peloton’s head instructor had created a 45-minute workout that was to serve as a training simulation for an upcoming marathon. She was about