Looking Up for Bigger Dreaming

For many of us, a new year signifies a shift – new beginnings, fresh starts, renewed aspirations and recommitments to our goals and intentions in the world and for ourselves. As we settle back into school, it’s a great time of year to initiate some […]

Commit to Connecting

Time flies, but you are the pilot.   As we roll into November our minds can be coerced to thinking about the buzz of the holidays and closing out the first half of the year.  Just noticing that, however, can free us from the rush to […]

Allowing Grit and Perseverance

Over the past ten years, I, like many educators have been reading and learning about the concepts of growth mindset and the values of perseverance, grit, persistence. The likes of Carol Dweck, who essentially pioneered the growth mindset concept into schools, and Paul Tough in […]

Summer Reading Musts

One of my fondest memories is of my summer days sitting at the beach with my mom, a life-long educator and administrator.  My beloved mother, Gina Vance, who passed in March of 2017 could not sit still.  That’s one of the things that made her […]