Coming to grips with our humanness.

Recently, I awoke with a statement running through my dream, "Coming to grips with our humanness." In the dream, I saw one of my students holding the small green and navy blue airplane he gave to me a couple of weeks ago. The airplane propeller has a rubber band attached and my students love to wind it and then …

Heart Whispers

"We can teach youth to read, but can we release their hearts?"  An artistic youth churns inside a chrysalis of adolescent confines. For the creative temperament, teen years fill with discontent. Yet, longings can inspire exploration and discovery. It is the glory of parents and teachers to direct yearning in youth by providing creative models. If we do not, imposters …

The Blogger’s High

Have you ever wondered why we bloggers spend countless hours writing, photo editing, posting, and commenting? I have. Blogging is self-expression and inspiration at its best; an enjoyable banquet of giving and receiving. This blogging has definitely become an addiction for me and I'm not ashamed to admit this dirty little secret! How can I …

The Invitation

I believe that at unexpected times, an invitation for something very special comes our way. However, we can fail to see the unveiling if we are not careful. This is especially true for us busy teachers rushing around our classrooms.      Recently, I received an invitation from one of my literacy students. This young woman is especially precious to me. She began …