We should be teaching our children…

As some of you know, I am a bibliophile.  I just finished the book Factfulness (2018) by Hans Rosling.  Towards the end of the book, Rosling wrote about the importance of teaching our children critical thinking.  I found that interesting because critical thinking shows up in our work with student engagement.  In fact, the high school used criticalContinue reading “We should be teaching our children…”

Jump…off social media

The partnership between community, parents, and school has never needed to be stronger than in present times.  Our children and students are faced with many challenges that are unique from what today’s adults were faced with in their own time of adolescence.  As a district leader and parent of four, I often wonder what proactive stepsContinue reading “Jump…off social media”

Public Schools Serve as the Bedrock

Today marks the 19th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks on America.  It is a day of reflection and mourning for one of our darkest days in modern history.  On September 12th we awoke as a country that was more unified than ever, where you could see American flags flying almost everywhere as a signContinue reading “Public Schools Serve as the Bedrock”

This too shall pass…Message to the Class of 2020

I have been searching during this pandemic for the words to share with the Class of 2020. A class who has arguably been through more than any in recent history.  I was looking for ways to look at this time perhaps through a different lens.     In my search, I stumbled onto a story that EckertContinue reading “This too shall pass…Message to the Class of 2020”

“If Not Now, When?”- Hillel the Elder

Many of my education colleagues have been blogging for years, however, this is my ever attempt at the art of blogging. I have wanted to jump into this world for a while now, but I have never made the time. Of course, making time is easier said than done when you are pulled in countlessContinue reading ““If Not Now, When?”- Hillel the Elder”