Miracle Makers!

  In the above visual, kindly insert the face of your child's teacher (or teachers!) who are doing a bit of the miraculous at this hour! As treasured friend and former colleague, author (and so much more!), Tricia Heyer recently wrote, "They’re planning units that are the perfect blend of both celebratory and politically correct. They’re orchestrating… Continue reading Miracle Makers!

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The Meaning of an ‘A’ and the importance of struggle

I write this message, having come from our weekly PLC meetings with grade level teams (that's another educational acronym meaning 'Professional Learning Community'). We spend an inordinate amount of time reviewing important student matters as it relates to reading, writing, behavior and more. From this week's conversations, I'm noting some trends I'd like to address… Continue reading The Meaning of an ‘A’ and the importance of struggle

The importance of play, its impact on learning and more…

"The most effective kind of education is that a child                            should play amongst lovey things." - Plato   Incredibly, after my previous writing, I was inundated with additional information and research on the topic of PLAY and the importance thereof. A new favorite Youtube in… Continue reading The importance of play, its impact on learning and more…