Winning the gift of gab – and all it takes is a kiss!

Kissing the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland June 20, 2015 – Day 5 of the Britannia with Education First Tours. Blarney Castle: The grounds were gorgeous and green and views from the top, well, gorgeous. We climbed to the top of the castle and had to lie down and hang out backwards…

Book Club

Thanks, Kelly Gallagher, for the Book Club! Year after year I have struggled with reluctant readers in my classroom.  I try and try to support outside reading and despise the read a book take a test option.  I want so badly to ignite a love of reading in each and every student.  I think I…

God Bless Mr. Gale Wendell Marshall

Last Sunday I read the obituary of a man that changed my life – dead at 68 years old after over 40 years of teaching.  His words and kindness supported me through my toughest times as I always remembered the way he made me feel as though I mattered, as though I had value.  He taught…

Please Pull Up To The Cone.

Each day on my morning drive I encounter three schools – elementary, middle, and high.  My commute spans four to twelve minutes, depending on the parents in the other cars.  The days of dropping off at the elementary school ended a few years ago.  I will save those days for another post.  Now, my youngest…