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This post was co-written with Steven Lamkin. You can follow him on Twitter or check out his blog. Schools across the country have either already begun or are gearing up to start their year.  As the year gets underway, one thing that campus leadership must keep...

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Every so often I like to use my "platform" to introduce you to others I'm learning from on Social Media.  People who inspire me, challenge my thinking, share great ideas, or just flat out are incredible individuals. So to start out a new school year, I...

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I love music.  I have quite the library of music and a varied list of artists I love to listen to.  My all time favorite lyricist has always been a singer-songwriter by the name of Nichole Nordeman.  Ever since my teenage years, her songs have...

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This post is co-written with the incredible Joshua Stamper. You can follow him on Twitter HERE or check out his blog HERE.     “A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future, and believe it can be obtained.” - Shawn Hitchcock Throughout our lives, we have been guided,...

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Summer is always a time for learning, connecting, and growing!  Below are 10 people I've connected with recently who I feel like are GREAT educators to learn from, and might just be a few you haven't connected with yet! We're all better when we're connecting...

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  "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me" I have never understood the value in that simple statement.  I have heard it my entire life though, as I'm sure many of you have.  But if there's one thing I'm sure of,...

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This post was co-written with Roman Nowak. On social media, so often we see posts of countdowns to the weekend, Christmas, Spring Break, summer; it is usually accompanied by elation and celebration. As students and educators, we often can’t wait until there is a break from school....

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Over the past year or so I've really been thinking about the messages we send.  Those things we do that speak louder than the words that are coming out of our mouths. Back in January of 2016, I wrote a post called "My Journey: Race, Economics,...

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"When we spill our emotions onto blank pages, we can see, through words, the problems that plague us. It is a unique way of healing"  Travis Crowder     Writing, and blogging specifically, have been such a great release for me. I still remember when I started my...

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