Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

This is one of my busiest times of the year. I am honored to visit and spend time with teachers and school leaders from all over the country. I have spent time in the last 3 weeks in my car, on a train, in an airplane or at an airport. I have come away with tricks and...
Building Community One Ladle at a Time

Building Community One Ladle at a Time

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a DC Soup meet up. I read about DC Soup in a Washington Post article in April. The idea is to bring local educators together with community members and supporters of teachers for an evening of sharing and funding. The...
Building Blocks

Building Blocks

As a kindergarten teacher, the block corner was my most and least favorite center in my classroom. I loved to watch the kids create buildings and castles every day. The intricate designs, the risk taking of can we add one more block before it topples over, the endless...
Look Up!

Look Up!

I travel a lot for work. Whether I am walking on the sidewalk, in an airport or a train station, I often want to yell (and I have periodically) at the people coming my way and staring at their devices; “Look Up”! I don’t want to collide, I...
Which One Does Not Belong?

Which One Does Not Belong?

I am an avid shopper on Amazon Prime- especially when it comes to children’s books. I believe the secrets to happiness and health can be found in children’s books. I also believe that the foundation for amazing PD can be found in these colorful pages. My...