The Power of Story

I loved reading my students’ writing, but one assignment in particular always brought out the most interesting reflections from my students. The writing assignment asked students to wrestle first with …

Ninja Warrior

My boys love watching American Ninja Warrior. They’re fascinated by the athletes and the seemingly impossible obstacles and adversity that are overcome each and every show. I am, too. They …

4 Videos That Inspire Perseverance

Grit. Perseverance. Tenacity. Growth Mindset. We all know we need these qualities. We all know that students need them, too. Admittedly, each term has its own nuances to it, but …

12 Can’t Miss Blog Posts

It’s no overstatement to say that blogging has had an incredible impact on my life over the past two years. I’ve written about the impact getting connected has had on me …

Together

My first day in the classroom was terrible. It wasn’t bad in the “I’m supposed to say I was bad because I can tell I’ve grown since then and I …