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A Single Moment #KidsDeserveIt

This post was co-written between myself and Brent Clarkson. Sometimes even the smallest moments can make the biggest impact. During the first week of school in 2014, I (Brent) passed one of my students between classes and simply said, “Hey, Kyle**.”  He had been in…

8 Educators Worth Following #KidsDeserveIt

I’ve written blog posts before about people I recommend following.  And I haven’t written one like that in a while so I figured I throw a few more people at you, who aren’t “widely” known, but are AMAZING educators and great resources. I have always…

What About the Adults? #KidsDeserveIt

Back in September we were having a lot of discipline issues.  And through all of those discipline issues we noticed almost all of our daily focus was on the students who were making poor decisions.  We had begun to completely ignore those who were making…

Two Words #KidsDeserveIt

I’m sorry.  Two words.  They seem so easy to say.  As educators we teach children every day how and when to apologize.  But as adults, those two words become more and more difficult. As a classroom teacher there were many times I had to apologize…

Saying Goodbye. Enjoy Every Moment.

There was an image I saw once of an iceberg.  It had the tagline of “90% of what is happening goes on, unseen, beneath the surface”.  I have found that to be true time and time again. http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural/iceberg.asp Everyone is fighting a battle.  Some of…