Valentine Guessing Game

“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Forrest Gump When I was a little girl I remember getting boxed chocolates for Valentine’s Day and most of the fun was finding out what was hiding inside that yummy chocolate cover! It didn’t take me long to figure out a […] Read more…

Time Out on Yelling!

When I see articles titled, “How to Stop Yelling” I become very curious… For years I was told to STOP YELLING and it never worked!  No matter how hard I tried to hold it together, before long I would find myself yelling again and feeling even angrier about the thought that I’d never change. Maybe […] Read more…

The “Little Things” Aren’t Always So Little

My heart melted as we walked away and my daughter squeezed my hand and said, “I like it when you’re here because you do stuff like that!”It’s the little things… It was her second volleyball tournament of the season and after their first win, the coach rounded up all the girls for a team photo. […] Read more…

Brain Smart Transition Tips that Work: Motivation

Think about the last time you went to Walmart or your local department store.   Did you get a warmer greeting from the people there than you do when you enter your home, classroom, or office? I know for myself that I have to be very intentional about getting up from my desk or whatever […] Read more…

Brain Smart Transition Tips that Work

Whether you’re a teacher or parent you’ll agree that your day is full of transitions.  Parents and teachers alike have told me over the years how challenging transitions can be whether in the classroom or home. This post is the first of a series of posts about strategies you can use regardless of your environment […] Read more…

When Fear Whispers in Your Ear

Let’s face it, teachers love STUFF! I remember when I was growing up how often my mom and the other teachers I knew collected STUFF!  They saved everything from egg cartons, shoe boxes and toilet paper tubes to pie pans, rubber bands, and Pringles cans!  For heaven’s sake don’t throw away the Christmas cards!  🙂 […] Read more…

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