Posts in Teacher Development

Renewing Our Excitement for This School Year - August 02, 2019

If you’re a new teacher, you are probably filled with overflowing anticipation for the upcoming school year. Unfortunately, some veteran teachers I know admit having a level of enthusiasm much less than when they started teaching. They say the reality of being overworked, under paid, and not appreciated…more

For Your Best School Year Ever — Take a Breath! - July 15, 2019

  Ah, when big box store aisles are teeming with school supplies, can the new year be far behind? As a teacher I had a love/hate relationship with this time of year. I was loathe to give up my calmer sleep-in mornings and my “no homework” summer evenings. …more

THRIVE-ing in the New Year! - January 23, 2019

This article was recently published by Corwin Connect. Three Steps for Thrive-ing in the New Year! Surely most of us would like to move beyond merely surviving in the new year to THRIVING in every aspect of our lives. Let’s consider three specific things educators can do to spark…more

Cultivating Integrity in Middle School - August 20, 2018

  Recently published by Middle Web. How We Can Cultivate Integrity in Middle School

Increasing Professional Capital In Education - April 14, 2018

This article was recently published on Middle Web. What Teachers Can Do to Strengthen the Profession

How Standardized Testing Is Like Airline Thinking - December 10, 2017

This article was recently published on Middle Web. How Standardized Testing Is Like Airline Thinking

New Education Classic Enlivens SEL Teaching - November 14, 2017

Middle Web reviewed my new book. Read about it here: New Education Classic Enlivens SEL Teaching You can purchase Teaching Kids To Thrive for yourself, or your school. Learn more.