Continuously Seeking Growth #Aprilblogaday

This month, I have decided to participate in the #Aprilblogaday challenge. To help with topics, I am using the prompts provided by Meredith Towne (@BklynMeredith) a teacher in Brooklyn, NY. Today’s prompt is: Glows: What are your greatest strengths as Continue reading Continuously Seeking Growth #Aprilblogaday

A Return to Writing

The first words in any journal, story or blog post are always the hardest. Trying to figure out what to say, how to say it, and why you want to say it are usually the most difficult questions any writer Continue reading A Return to Writing

Finish Strong

June 5, 2010, I started the Sunburst Marathon in South Bend, Indiana. The day was going well. I was on pace to beat my PR (personal record), by about 20 minutes, set a month earlier in Cincinnati. Somewhere between Mile Continue reading Finish Strong

#AprilBlogADay Challenge – Lessons Learned

I participated in the #AprilBlogADay challenge. The prompts were provided by Meredith Towne (@BklynMeredith) a teacher in Brooklyn, NY. Yesterday’s suggested topic was: Take Aways: New thinking about yourself and/or your craft after completing the April Blog A Day Challenge. The Continue reading #AprilBlogADay Challenge – Lessons Learned

Healthy Competition – When is Enough, Enough

“The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.” Martina Navratilova I am participating in the #AprilBlogADay challenge. The prompts are provided by Meredith Towne (@BklynMeredith) a teacher in Brooklyn, NY. Today I am Continue reading Healthy Competition – When is Enough, Enough

Being There for Children

“Develop resilience and be brave. There are days when it is very discouraging. You have to develop personal resilience to environmental things that come along. If you let every single environmental challenge knock you off your game, it’s going to Continue reading Being There for Children

Learning from Students

It’s a mistake, when life hands you a tough lesson, to think that you can get back at life by not learning it. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com I am participating in the #AprilBlogADay challenge. The prompts are provided by Meredith Towne Continue reading Learning from Students

Favorite Units of Study

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try” – Dr. Seuss I am participating in the #AprilBlogADay challenge. The prompts are provided by Meredith Towne (@BklynMeredith) Continue reading Favorite Units of Study

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

Celebrating Family!

“Family is not an important thing. It is everything.” -Michael J. Fox This will be my shortest blog post for the #AprilBlogaDay challenge. My time to write is limited because it was a beautiful weekend here in Michigan. Yesterday was Continue reading Celebrating Family!