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 …

Top 10 Posts from 2016

2016 has been a big year for me and my family. The biggest and most exciting change was the addition of our daughter, Joy, in April and the transition to …

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 …

Everyday Vulnerability

This post was initially published here on the LeadUpNow blog. “Vulnerability is not weakness, rather it is our most accurate measurement of courage and the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.” – …

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 …