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This concept or thought of "Am I doing enough?" has always been a part of my psyche.  Whether it came to work, or my personal relationships, family, or whatever, I always wonder if I could be doing more. When I was teaching and only had a...

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It seems like every day I hear another news story about something horrific.  Or I sit and listen to a family about a tragedy that just took place.  Or I see things happen within my own life.Our world if filled with so much darkness.  There...

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A few weeks ago, my good friend Tony Sinanis, told me about something he did at his school called Positive Post It Day.  I instantly fell in love with the idea and we did it on my campus last week.What is Positive Post It Day?Tony...

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So often at this point in the year we begin to think thoughts we don't normally think at the beginning of a school year.  We begin to think things like...

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If you've been following me for very long you know that I took the position of Principal/Lead Learner at Navasota Intermediate this past school year. It has been the most challenging yet most rewarding year of my career and I wouldn't change it for the...

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Teaching is hard.  There are often 1,000 things to do every day.  It's so easy to get lost in what we're doing.Last week, I realized that happened to me.As an administrator I feel that it's hugely important that I'm actively involved in all parts of...

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One of my biggest goals in taking over Navasota Intermediate, has been to instill a love of learning.  I've always said I wanted to be a part of a school where kids are running INTO school instead of running out of it.As an administrator I...

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This week we had our monthly staff meeting, and it was a powerful one.Every month when we have our staff meetings I try to begin and end with an inspirational video and some sort of activity.  I want out staff meetings to be about more...

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I can still remember it as clear as if it happened yesterday.  The day my father walked out, 18 or so years ago.I remember him walking up to my brother and me and sitting us down and telling us that he was leaving.  That we'd...

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This blog post has been rummaging around in my brain for a while.  I guess the best way to start this post is how it came to be...

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