In 2019 I've learned a lot about my #OneWord, which was #Share. I've learned when, what, where, and how to #share so my message is heard and received with love.
Changing Fall Colors and the Call For Change
The leaves have changed colors. It's time for us to change the way we see color in education.
A Beginner’s Guide to Calm Corners
They're trendy. They're controversial. But what does it mean to have a space in your room for kids to "calm down"?
Four Reasons Why We Need to Dismantle Education
We need a new purpose for school. We have to ask ourselves, now, in this new world in which we live, what is school for?
When I Stopped Rewarding My Kids
What happens when we stop pushing and pulling our kids to do what we want with extrinsic rewards and punishments?
Roots And Blooms Teaching
Are you a Roots teacher or a Blooms teacher?
40 Thing to do AFTER I turn 40
What can I do after today? After my next birthday? After my next milestone, or goal, or accomplishment? This is not a Bucket List, this is an After List.
When ‘Those Kids’ Don’t Look Like ‘Those Kids’
What happens when kids experiencing trauma don't look like kids experiencing trauma?
Put on Your Own Mask: Secondary Trauma for Educators
When the cumulative emotional and psychological burden of carrying the weight of our student’s trauma gets too heavy, teachers are at risk to develop secondary trauma.
A Letter to the Parents of my Students
To the moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, guardians, foster parents, and everyone who takes on the task of raising the former, present, and future students in my classroom.