New Book for Cyber Monday

New Book for Cyber Monday

Have you ever struggled to be you? As you meander through the pages of “FINDING YOU AT THE ZOO”, you will experience the National Zoo in 1971 through the stunning images of Tuska and the vibrant, inspirational language of Joel Katte. Through this blend of words and...

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CARRY ON!

Yesterday, like for many teachers, was my first official day back to school. Early yesterday morning I watched an ant pull a wood chip around my porch for ten minutes before the rain came. The ant kept trying to carry the wood chip straight up a concrete step, but it...

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SHOW OFF AND TELL TIME!

I love seeing educators sharing their passions, interests and talents with students & families! On Twitter, I recently experienced Thornwilde Elementary School principal Mr. David Fuller (@UnleashTheWilde) playing his tuba, and I enjoyed Lafayette High School’s...

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Mining Memories of Mrs. Matthews

Mining Memories of Mrs. Matthews

One of my favorite challenges is to inspire IGNITE #loveinschools participants to reconnect with people who made a difference in their lives and thank them. Sometimes these people are no longer with us, so I encourage participants to reach out to family members and...

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Happy Belated World Kindness Day!

Happy Belated World Kindness Day!

Wednesday was World Kindness Day! One of my all-time favorite quotes comes from the movie Harvey adapted from the play. When I first heard legendary actor Jimmy Stewart deliver this line twenty years ago, it instantly became a part of my personal and professional...

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Educator Fandom Versus Monday Morning Quarterbacking!

Educator Fandom Versus Monday Morning Quarterbacking!

Football season is here and we are wearing our favorite team gear, tailgating, and hosting watch parties. One of my challenges for you and me this year is for us educators to become fans of each other! Educators can often be tough on each other and themselves....

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Marshall County Keynote

Marshall County Keynote

The other day I had the privilege of giving the Marshall County Schools opening day keynote to all their district and schools staffs. Without a doubt, it will go down as one of my all-time favorite days! I could not possibly describe how awesome it was, but below are a few thoughts and pictures that might help others glean from the love

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The IGNITE #loveinschools  Movement!

The IGNITE #loveinschools Movement!

Welcome to the Ignite #Love in Schools movement! We are taking our profession and lives back! Your career in education and your life are about to be transformed!

Since 2015, Ignite #Love in Schools has been helping thousands of educators achieve greater work/life harmony and pour passion into their school cultures! When we first started, I hoped and dreamed we would have this kind of impact so it is humbling and exciting

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