#LoveTeaching Week Starts Today!

Love Teaching Week Begins Today! February 14 is the beginning of #LoveTeaching week. Each day there are challenges and prompts so check Twitter and We Love Teaching.org (https://www.weloveteaching.org/) for how you can participate. Today we start as Stacey McAdoo, Arkansas State Teacher of the Year 2019, tells her story of why she loves teaching! Get […]

Be the One for Kids!

Principal Ryan Sheehy encourages educators to reach hard to reach children

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Children need educators to reach into their world and relate to them. When struggling students find an educator who connects to them, life change can result. While one educator can’t possibly reach every child, every educator can reach some child. Over a lifetime, every educator could possibly transform many children. Today, Ryan Sheehy, principal and […]

How Walt Disney and George Lucas Used Painful Pauses to Redefine Themselves

Painful Pauses Can Change Your Life

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Jeff Goins tells a story about Walt Disney in his book The Art of Work that I don’t recall hearing before. It reminds me of some painful pauses many creatives have had throughout history. The story goes something like this. Walt Disney’s Nail Walt Disney grew up in a home that struggled to pay the […]

The Golden Bell of Justice

A story to teach about caring for others

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Recently, I came across a story that my mother had adapted when she was a teacher to use to teach students about caring for others who had done things for them. During this time of Thanksgiving and approaching Christmas, it is easy for many of us (kids included) to become self-absorbed and to forget those […]