The Best Part of Teacher Training – Sr. Eileen Rice

“Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it.“-Charles Swindoll I have seen this quote attributed to everyone from Lou Holtz to Dale Carnegie. The most frequent attribution is Swindoll. I use it here because Continue reading The Best Part of Teacher Training – Sr. Eileen Rice

Teaching and Winning

“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” -Brad Henry I am participating in the #AprilBlogADay challenge. The prompts are provided by Meredith Towne (@BklynMeredith) a teacher in Brooklyn, NY. Today’s prompt is: Continue reading Teaching and Winning

Why I am an Educator

“Thank you for caring Mr. Daly.” -anonymous 5th grade student Today was one of those days. One of those days when you wonder whether you are making a difference. One of those days when you feel like no one is Continue reading Why I am an Educator

Ending Bedtime Chaos

“Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds.” -JoJo Jensen Ever since our three-year-old, Alexa, moved from the crib to a bed our nightly bed time routines have been chaotic. Despite our best intentions, bedtime has been a big struggle. Continue reading Ending Bedtime Chaos

Weekends-Family Time

“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” -Unknown I am participating in the #AprilBlogADay challenge. The prompts are provided by Meredith Towne (@BklynMeredith) a teacher in Brooklyn, NY. Today’s prompt is “Weekends…how do Continue reading Weekends-Family Time

Celebrating Students

“Celebrate good times. Come on” Kool & The Gang I am participating in the #AprilBlogADay challenge. The prompts are provided by Meredith Towne (@BklynMeredith)  a teacher in Brooklyn, NY. Today’s prompt is “Celebrations: How do you bring celebrations into your Continue reading Celebrating Students

Learner First, Teacher Second

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” -Marcel Proust I wrote the following thoughts about 21 years ago as I prepared to graduate from Siena Heights College (nka Siena Heights University) Continue reading Learner First, Teacher Second

To Color or Not to Color – Words Hurt

“Daddy, your hair doesn’t belong” – Alexa 3-years-old This morning as I sat snuggling with my youngest daughters, five-year-old Elise asked me about why my hair on top is black when the rest is white. Alexa, the youngest, told me Continue reading To Color or Not to Color – Words Hurt

Relationships, Relationships, Relationships

“The three most important words in education are: relationships, relationships, relationships. Without them, we have nothing.” -George Couros The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity If we work with people, no matter our occupation, Continue reading Relationships, Relationships, Relationships