Categories Business Diversity Education Inspiration Uncategorized Recent CommentsClavis Anderson on Beyond Writing PromptsJennifer on Beyond Writing PromptsKevin McKinney on Three Little WordsTeresa on Three Little Words W-O-R-K! Jan 13, 2018 Layin' Low Rest n' pause Sleeping long Slow motion Gonna do Shoulda, coulda, woulda done Excuses ... Read More → Re-visioning for Success Jan 8, 2018 Happy New Year, Colleagues! Remember those lovely vision boards your faculty worked on so diligently at the beginning ... Read More → Happy Re-New Year! Dec 27, 2017 2017 is almost over. Time for renewal. Time to make room for new stuff in a new year. ... Read More → Beyond the Fog Jul 8, 2017 “Beyond the fog lies clarity.” --- Anonymous Early one crisp June morning, while on a short vacation ... Read More → Read to Them… or NOT! Jun 5, 2017 It’s a trilogy. Voyage to the Bunny Planet by Rosemary Wells. Three tiny books about this little bunny ... Read More → What Happened to the Dream? Jan 18, 2017 For purposeful and focused writing and deep, meaningful conversation, consider talking with your students and having them ... Read More → Happy “YOU” Year! Jan 2, 2017 Resolutions or not, most of us see the New Year as a time for looking back and planning ... Read More → Choosing multi-cultural books Dec 8, 2016 Read More → “Reward” Quick write invitations 1 &2 Nov 29, 2016 quick-writes-12 Download and enjoy! Would love to hear how you're using these free tools! Blessings! Read More → Thanks, a Million or a Million Ways to Say Thanks. ( Journal Invitation # 1) Nov 29, 2016 It doesn’t matter whether you’re just feeling thankful or you’re giving thanks, gratitude is one of the most ... Read More → An Attitude of Gratitude Nov 16, 2016 As the holiday season rolls around, so do the stressors that come with the holidays. Why not alleviate ... Read More → Anti-Racism Educational Network Sep 23, 2016 I am so proud to be a part of this network of esteemed educators and social activists. Contact ... Read More → Just Sing! Sep 7, 2016 The easiest way to avoid wrong notes is to never open your mouth and sing. What a mistake ... Read More → Change… You, AGAIN???? Aug 25, 2016 One of my favorite childhood memories is of being on the playground at our elementary school, zipping down ... Read More → Planning for Engagement Aug 12, 2016 Every single time I've been asked to go into a classroom and "teach" behavior management strategies to teachers, ... Read More → Reading and Writing for Advocacy Aug 12, 2016 How can reading about activism help us to advocate for ourselves and others in a positive manner? Download ... Read More → The Three Questions Aug 9, 2016 In Jon J Muth’s picture book entitled The Three Questions, a boy named Nikolai struggles with three important questions: ... Read More → Lessons from Lusaka May 25, 2016 “ What do you want for yourself from this trip to Zambia?” Paulette, my therapist asked me.After a ... Read More → Three Little Words Feb 17, 2016 Today, I received a Facebook message in the form of one sentence. A question, really. Three little words. ... Read More → Beyond Writing Prompts Feb 17, 2016 What questions, ideas, conversations would this magazine cover spark? What kinds of connections might your students make? What ... Read More → Black History Month: Beyond the Biography Feb 12, 2016 We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society. ---Angela Davis As I’ve visited classrooms this ... Read More → Get Real. Get Authentic. Feb 10, 2016 “Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to ... Read More → Teachable Moment: Acceptance Feb 4, 2016 There has been a lot of money spent in our schools on programs that are supposed to help ... Read More → Of Pathways and Trampled Lives Jan 28, 2016 This reflection ended up being a poem. It was written in one of my “stuck” moments in which ... Read More → Consider the Lilies Jan 26, 2016 For much of my life I’ve been a worrywart. I’ve spent a lot of time looking toward ... Read More → Let It Shine! Dec 14, 2015 God moments. That’s what I call them. Those moments of which we are made aware of the Divine. ... Read More → Whatchu talkin’ ’bout, teacher? Nov 18, 2015 Teachers, stop talking! I mean not really. Not entirely. But, seriously, stop talking so much! I am in ... Read More → Invisibility in Our Schools Nov 9, 2015 Invisibleness. It doesn’t start with manhood or even adulthood. It starts in childhood. When our black and brown ... Read More → Sacrifice Nov 4, 2015 So you find yourself here again. Stuck in that relationship that you swore you were going to leave ... Read More → Intentional Teaching Chart Sep 28, 2015 What is it? A reflective tool used to analyze your teaching praxis and to use to guide collegial ... Read More → Livin’ on Purpose Sep 25, 2015 The purpose of life is a life of purpose. --- Robert Byrnes Finding our purpose. Being ... Read More → Get Outta Your Zone Aug 25, 2015 O.K. You recognize this place. You’ve been here before. You feel like you’re settling. Going nowhere. Sometimes when ... Read More → Get Into the Zone Aug 24, 2015 In the world of education, we talk about ZPD, the Zone of Proximal Development, a term penned by ... Read More → Conflict: One of Life’s Teachers Aug 18, 2015 Conflict. When one thinks of the word, one might imagine battles, arguments, hard conversations. And it ... Read More → Core Values Nov 22, 2014 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not ... Read More → Finish Strong Nov 21, 2014 This photo was taken at the completion of my last run in the Cooper River Bridge 10K. As ... Read More → Need coaching? 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