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A Safe Haven – Episode 024

There was a picture I recently saw showing a real life cowboy The Manliest of Men His physical exterior (I would imagine) matched his mental and emotional interior No doubt that man was a man or resilience and strength. We want our kids to be resilient, to be tough, to be “tough enough” We feel […]

A Win Is A Win – Episode 023

Courage Through Kindness How many of us have encountered a student who has been “given” so many chances, that at some point you decide in your mind and in your heart that you have done enough… So you quit on that student. I have encountered these students… one in particular. And as I stood at […]

Learning Is An Organic Experience – Episode 022

When you travel to a new place, it always “feels” as if your voyage, your travel, takes a very long time.  Why? Since you are traveling to a new destination, one that you have never been before, you are observing everything around you. Your senses are hightened, and because of your awareness of this new […]

Go Off On A Tangent! – Episode 021

I was able to connect with my students in a way that was outside of what was norm I was able to educate them on something that may not have been the normal topic, but it added value to their lives. They saw it as valuable, and because of that, we had a very engaging […]

A Sense Of Gratitude – Episode 019

A Sense of Gratitude – Episode 019 the year winds or has wound down for some of you, it’s important that we reflect back on the year, but at the same time as most of us are wrapping up our semester and wrapping up everything we have accomplished, it’s important that we have sense of […]

Who You Are Makes Your Kids Feel Bad (and you don’t even know it) – Episode 018

Who you are makes your kids feel bad (and you don’t even know it) – Episode 018 Talking to a teacher who was having a problem with her students. Had an opportunity to observe the classroom and immediately felt and saw the high levels of stress and anxiety in the room (you could feel it). […]

Why I Need To Smile – Episode 017

Why I Need To Smile – Episode 017 It has occurred to me that I must explain my own personal WHY as to WHY it is important for ME to Seal It With A Smile. Its important because this was not the norm for me growing up. My father always carried a sullen angry face […]

The Giraffes In Your Classroom – Episode 016

The Giraffes In Your Classroom – Episode 016 My wife and I were having a conservation. I’m sure your familiar with this one; the one where you both feel like you are not being heard and you both are not listening to each other. Solution: See your other half as a Giraffe. Do you know […]

(UPDATED) The Humble Thread In The Cape – Episode 015

(UPDATED) The Humble Thread In The Cape – Episode 015 During this week of Thanksgiving, most of us will be resting and relaxing and hopefully enjoying some time off with family, friends, our animal friends, and loved ones. During this time of reflection, we can also reflect on our lives and find humility within us. […]