CategoriesBusinessDiversityEducationInspirationUncategorizedRecent CommentsClavis Anderson on Beyond Writing PromptsJennifer on Beyond Writing PromptsKevin McKinney on Three Little WordsTeresa on Three Little Words My Soul Look Back Nov 13, 2019 How I got over how I got overHow I got over how I got overMy soul look back ... Read More → You Are Enough…Really? Aug 19, 2019 You are enough.It’s a well-intended mantra. An easy- to- remember positive affirmation. However, like many sayings, it is ... Read More → Identity in Crisis May 22, 2019 Reader, as you read this blog, I want you to think about the role of identity in our ... Read More → Dusty Self Oct 14, 2018 Dusty Self By Clavis It’s been years since you thought about. Leafed through it. Pressed the dog-eared ... Read More → Somebody’s Child Sep 14, 2018 “What would you say to your child, if you saw/ heard her saying/ doing…?” This is one of ... Read More → C C & C Code #1: Coaching is not what you do, but who you are Aug 15, 2018 In my experience, coaching is not something, if taken seriously, you can explain to someone in an elevator ... Read More → 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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