Finding My Voice Through Finding You at the Zoo

Finding My Voice Through Finding You at the Zoo

Recently, after speaking at my second international Counseling and Treating People of Colour Conference in Panama City, Panama, Reverend Dr. Diane Gardner-Slater from Goldsboro, North Carolina, purchased 14 of my Finding You at the Zoo books for her family and...

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KASA ELF Conference Keynote Address

KASA ELF Conference Keynote Address

I will be giving the opening keynote address for the ELF Conference for KASA on March 16-17. You can still register for the conference in person.This two-day institute will deepen knowledge and improve practice among school administrators and their teams in...

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Happy New School Year

Happy New School Year

HAPPY NEW SCHOOL YEAR! Happy July 1st! I hope you and your families are looking forward to this Fourth of July weekend! My new school year resolution is to be better about consistently connecting with all the people that have shared their email with me since we began...

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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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