About a week ago, on a hot afternoon in Arizona, I stopped at a convenience store near work for a bottle of water and a soda. As I was walking in, I noticed a young lady leaning against one of the store's cinder block columns. There was something vaguely familiar about her. I searched my … Continue reading Eyes Wide Open
I used to have 20/20 vision. I could see perfectly, except for the fact that I have a bit of red-green color blindness which -- at worst -- led to me wearing blue instead of my preferred purple ties. But, time... And age... Now, I am unable to read anything without the aid of a … Continue reading Our Lenses Matter…
Disclaimer: as with all posts on my blog, the views expressed in this post represent my personal opinion and are not intended to be associated with my employer. This was posted with my daughter's permission. My daughter is an immigrant. Perhaps not in the "legal" sense, but by Google's definition she would qualify. She was born … Continue reading Have We Forgotten that We Belong to One Another?
Friday was a tough day. I had a long list of things to do -- things I had carefully arranged on my calendar to be certain they would all be completed. The day began as planned, with the final session of a book study on The Happiness Advantage with a small group of staff members. … Continue reading 5 Reasonable Ways to Begin to Address Childhood Trauma
For the past several weeks, I have been sending the following email to my teaching staff. I call it, my office opt out. If you would like some principal assistance, I have the following openings available for this week: [this is followed by specific dates and class periods] I am willing to: Give (or monitor) … Continue reading What I Learned By Opting Out of My Office
I love cross-country. You know, the sport where you run off-road, up hills, and around trees. I was an average cross-country runner in high school, but I learned a lot from the sport and really enjoy my teammates and camaraderie. Here is a link to article that does a pretty good job explaining some of … Continue reading What If We Are Only As Good As Our Fifth Runner?
I love reading and collecting quotes that challenge my thinking and lend a new perspective to how I approach my work and interactions with others. Someone recently asked me about inspirational quotes I've encountered so I decided to turn the compilation into a quick blog post. Here are a few of my favorite quotes … Continue reading 11 inspirational Quotes for Educators (and Social Good)