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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...

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,...

  "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,...

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....

"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...

The closer we get to Spring it seems like the shorter our fuses get and the more rambunctious and misbehaving our kids become. As a classroom teacher I loved having "those kids".  The ones that the teacher from the year before would warn you about.  The...

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