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I Think I Can! I Think I Can! Nurturing Children’s Self-Esteem

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Probably one of the best predictors of a child’s success in life is strong self-confidence and self-esteem. They will set high goals for themselves and believe they can achieve anything they set their minds to. This is an outcome we all want for our children, but for some, it may not come so easy. High […]

You’re Not As Good As You Think You Should Be

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Why would an educator make a statement like this? Especially one who proclaims to be positive and has even written a post or two on the subject. Because I am tired of beating myself up and watching others do the same. We are causing ourselves too much stress by basing our self-worth on best moments. […]

Ride the Wave!

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I’m writing from the glorious D-terminal in Hartsfield-Jackson airport. I was lucky enough to find a plug by my gate, so why not tap a vein for a bit. Conference season for education professionals is upon us. Almost every week, there is a conference dedicated to educational pedagogy, technology, practice, or all aforementioned. Don’t be […]

You Are Golden!

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I always say that you can find inspiration anywhere in this world, provided your ears, eyes, and heart are open. I had my brain sparked today while at church with my family. We go to church fairly regularly, even though I do not consider myself a Christian, as I identify most with the tenants of […]

I Slipped, But I’m Back Up

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It really shouldn’t be that big a deal, but it has been for the past three summers. And recently it has taken away too much of my positive energy. You see I am currently a vice principal, and for the past three summers this has been the time of year when I have been anxiously […]

I Am An Artist

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Today was the day that it finally happened. The day that I decided to start calling myself an artist. No longer will I be a hit-counter, comment-collector or praise-seeker. I have been all three. And I can’t deny that they feel good. It is nice to know that people read what I spend much time […]

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