Category Archives: Truths

Howie

He was the kind of guy who leaned down and hugged you a little longer than you were comfortable with. He had big puppy brown eyes with lashes that every girl in high school was jealous of.  He was younger … Continue reading

Posted in celebration, Family, Home, Random Acts of Kindness, Truths | 3 Comments

THAT child

I read this blog post a couple of years ago  when it was first written.  I understood it then from a teachers’ point of view. Today it was shared with me again and I realized I have a whole new … Continue reading

Posted in Child Matters, Learning, parenting, Passion for teaching, perceptions, Principal, Teaching, thoughts, Truths | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Real vs. Fake News

Tonight I’m joining with Margaret Simon and the #digilit community to consider real vs. fake news and how we can educate our children to decipher the difference.   The task is daunting.  It really is. The Oxford English Dictionary  named … Continue reading

Posted in close reading, digilit sunday, Truths | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

It’s What’s Up

The school site is a hive abuzz. We have reached the apex of our year together. Students sit, heads bowed low over texts and computers. Pencils scritch-scritch-scritch with thoughts and responses, working to show all they know on high-stakes standardised … Continue reading

Posted in Child Matters, Passion for teaching, Principal, Step up, lean in, lead., Students First, thoughts, Truths | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Dominoes & Thinking Collide

“Let’s play dominoes,” I suggested. We did. We played three games. I lost all three. I got a little discouraged. I began to think maybe I needed to switch up my strategy. I placed my dominoes by common numbers, a lot … Continue reading

Posted in perceptions, self reflection, Small Moment, SOL2016, Story, thoughts, Truths | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Fear

This concept arises in us all at one time or another. It is relative. Sometimes it is big and outside of us. Times like 9-11, the beginnings of the bombing of Iraq, Afganistan. Sometimes it is up close and personal. … Continue reading

Posted in Poem, SOL2016, thoughts, Truths | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Trust

The very word calls up ISSUES “Trust me,” whispers in shadows. . . “even though I may not be trustworthy.” “Trust me,” murmurs behind closed door. . . “because I’m not willing to share the truth.” “I don’t think I … Continue reading

Posted in digilit sunday, SOL2016, thoughts, Truths | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments