daily essentials

I want to let you in on a secret. Some words don’t mean what you think they do. Case in point: I love efficiency, especially in systems, regardless of the context. My classroom was a well-oiled machine by week two, because streamlining processes and procedures allowed it to be. (I had exemplary students, including many... Continue Reading →

word of the year

Without realizing it, I’ve created a few traditions for the start of a new year. Before the calendar turns to January 1, I like to have in place the following things: -a word of the year -a reading list -a plan for gift-giving Each year, about mid-December, my mind settles into a rhythm of reflection.... Continue Reading →

2019 reading list

Happy New Year to you! I hope your holiday season was full of love and laughter! As I stuff our tree back into its box and carefully wrap each precious ornament, my mind turns to the new year and what I hope to accomplish in it. For the past six or seven years, I've set... Continue Reading →

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