There is no true substitute for effective intentional instructional practices, whether they are delivered face-to-face or virtually. If instruction isn’t effective and intentional, it doesn’t matter how it is delivered. It is true, as with everything school related, or life really, different things work for different people. Some people thrive in a certain environment, while… Continue reading When Did Students, Teachers, and School Staff Become Expendable?
Social media is a good, and a bad, thing. It can suck me right down a rabbit hole in nothing flat. I check on friends, check on blog stats, check on politics, check on the news of the day, and check on family. It is the politics and the news of the day, and sometimes… Continue reading A Challenge to Remain Godly
I know the 4th of July means many things to many people. Although our country has often not lived up to its ideals, it has continued to move forward, even after taking a few steps back, maybe many steps back under the current administration. The good thing is, we do eventually move forward again. Hopefully,… Continue reading Happy 4th of July!
Today I just want to say thank you! Thank you to those of you who read my posts on a regular basis. Thank you to those of you who choose to leave a comment. And a big THANK YOU to those of you who are following me. I have hit 100+ followers, something I wasn’t… Continue reading 100+ Thank You’s
This was something my mom would say to us growing up. It meant make a decision or stop whining about something. It also meant if you are going to do, then do it! That is how I feel about our elected leaders right now. Either Poop or Get Off the Pot. Either lead, or step… Continue reading Either Poop or Get Off the Pot
As a parent and an educator, I often think about how I am doing in helping to mentor/teach/shape/mold, or other similar word with the young lives in my life and career. With all that is going on in the world, privilege and entitlement are two concepts cycling through the many thoughts the little voice in… Continue reading Entitlement
Our neighborhood Social Committee had a Meet and Greet this evening. We had to reschedule from Saturday due to severe thunderstorms that came through that morning. For a first event, it was pretty well attended. It was nice to more formally meet many of the neighbors we’ve seen from afar as we walk the dog.… Continue reading A Nice Turnout
Our air conditioning went out sometime over the weekend. We really noticed it yesterday when the fan kept blowing, but air coming through the vent wasn’t cold. After calling the emergency number for Pulte, which no one answered, nor have they returned the call as yet, we asked the sales office for a number. We… Continue reading Should I Feel Guilty?
Although our air conditioning went out sometime between yesterday afternoon and this morning, the day still wasn’t too bad. The day started by being able to sleep in a little, which is always nice. Then I had decided last night to make some scones today. After finding my scone cookbook (yes, I have a cookbook… Continue reading A Heartfelt Pampered Chef Thank You!
There are so many videos of people having an immature hissy fit over being asked to wear a mask. They are now, so it seems, starting to make up medical excuses about why they aren’t wearing a mask. Many seem to think it is a political statement rather than a health statement in needing to… Continue reading If Everyone Wore a Mask, What a Safer World It Would Be