Do You See What I See?

Do You See What I See?

When I was a kid, I used to love looking at optical illusion images. I was fascinated by the way the images could change based upon a person’s perception or mindset.  One of my favorites was this one. My first view was the beautiful young lady.  While others,...
No Risk, No Reward

No Risk, No Reward

Risks are things that educators have a hard time taking. Why? For one, when we discuss taking risks we are usually referring to our instruction – which we see as having a direct impact on student learning. By taking risks, we fear irreparable harm on a student’s...
You Can’t Let the Losses Define You

You Can’t Let the Losses Define You

It’s Thursday morning on November 3rd, 2016. The Chicago Cubs won the World Series in the 10th inning of Game 7 just eight hours ago. About 950,000 hours ago, however, was the last time the same team obtained the same level of success. That, my friends, is...
Failure Leads to Success. Or does it?

Failure Leads to Success. Or does it?

I took a walk today and stopped in a few classrooms just for fun.  As I sat in the back of one classroom, I noticed all of the positive posters displayed on the walls.   “Today is a great day to learn something new!” “You never fail until you stop trying.” “FAIL;...
You Can Only Control What You Can Control

You Can Only Control What You Can Control

Control is a funny thing. Sometimes you only feel at peace when you have it and other times you need to lose it to learn and move forward. It’s amazing, actually, that one characteristic can be so polarizing in different situations. Control is something that educators...

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