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What My Students Have Taught me

This week marked my 18th First Week of School as a high school teacher. I’ve survived seventeen full years in the classroom, and I’m still just as excited and dedicated as I was that first September so long ago.  Granted, I’m older (and a little softer), but I’m wiser and stronger, too. As I once again devote time to planning […]

Back to School Butterflies?

For students and teachers, the first week of every school year can be overwhelming. Many of us feel a combination of fear, excitement, and nerves. Some may even feel a heavy sense of dread. This year, depending on whether you are starting the year remotely, all in person, or a hybrid of the two, going back to school in the […]

Be strong like the trees

A couple of weeks ago here on Long Island, we were hit by Tropical Storm Isaias. Heavy winds knocked out power to almost half a million households and left electrical cables hanging precariously over neighborhood streets. However, the most visible signs of damage were the many trees either broken in half or completely uprooted. Seeing this while driving around the […]

Need some inspiration?

Need some inspiration? Are you looking for inspiration and hope in a messy, confusing world? You’ve come to the right place. Every 1-2 weeks, I will be posting inspirational articles, advice and tips on how to be more resilient. We’ll take a deep dive into unlocking and using your God-given creativity and talents to help you overcome life’s challenges. So, […]