If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you know how much I believe that we should always be growing. I’ve always found it funny that we’re one of the few professions that when we graduate college, we think we’re done and ready to be the best teacher possible. Crazy, right? I am constantly learning. I’m continually finding ways to better myself and be the best educator (and person) I can be. I know that I’ll never be finished.
I can’t believe that I can finally say that my first children’s book #SpruceAndLucy is available for the public to purchase! The path to this book being out in the world isn’t an easy one.
If you know me at all you know I’m an avid reader. I love finding new books, falling in love with their stories, and then share them out with the world. One of my favorite authors ever is Jeff Zentner. His book The Serpent King is one of my top 5 all time favorite…
It was time for me to take back control of my life. There are things you can control. That’s what I had to learn. Even if I had to learn them the hard way.
About 6 months ago I ran this crazy idea by my wife and her immediate response was “WHAT? Why?”
I feel like there’s someone who needs to hear it.
Here are some of Todd’s favorites from 2019! Books, Movies, Music, more!
When I wrote Kids Deserve It, I didn’t expect the chapter “I Wish You Knew” to resonate as deeply as it did with so many people. Since publishing that book over 3 years ago I’ve begun to reflect more and more on other things I wish people knew and there were two that came to…
The previous post I shared about how teachers deserve to have administrators who fight for them. But you know what? Administrators deserve the same thing.
Teachers deserve to have administrators who will fight for them.
I (Joshua) am in my seventh year in educational administration, one of the many responsibilities I have is to work with student discipline. When I began my journey as an administrator, I used very traditional techniques and punishments with my students. I quickly realized that my strategies were going to need to change to be…
In every presentation I do I always tell other educators, “how dare we walk into our schools every day and tell our students to learn, if we aren’t continuing our own learning daily”. It’s so important to me that I am learning and growing myself to always get better. One online learning platform that I’ve…
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