Why Teachers are Their Own Worst Frenemies

Growth Mindset Goal Setting Activity

When I was in high school at a retreat, one of my leaders shared an important illustration about priorities and what “really” matters.  She provided each group of students with a large glass container, many large rocks, smaller rocks, sand, and water.  The challenge was to be able to fit all of these into the […]

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How to Engage Student Readers – Make Memories and Magic

Ever since I can remember, I have loved to read and effortlessly created entire worlds in my head filled with characters and settings.  I was able to hook myself into reading.  I remember thinking in fifth grade, while reading My Side of the Mountain, that the life outdoors as described in the book was so enchanting […]

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