Do Your Little Bit of Good

A few years ago (or maybe a few more than that) I was the proud recipient of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. I know what you are thinking, "That has served him well." My wife is quick to point out that the only other political science major she is aware of is … Continue reading Do Your Little Bit of Good

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5 Lessons Effective Teachers Teach, Without Explicit Instruction

I’ve come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or … Continue reading 5 Lessons Effective Teachers Teach, Without Explicit Instruction

The Three R’s: Relationships, Resilience, Reflection

Almost every school day I witness the same (or similar) incidents play out in our classrooms, and on our campus. Children in crisis. The issue(s) might be real, imagined, understated, or dramatized; but whether perception, or reality, there are kids who are in survival model -- struggling just to manage day to day challenges. Their … Continue reading The Three R’s: Relationships, Resilience, Reflection