To Celebrate or Not to Celebrate?

By | 2017-11-15T10:38:32+00:00 December 1st, 2017|

  I recently received an email from one of my schools regarding their annual Halloween Parade. Like many schools, it has been a tradition for many years. But, like many schools, there are always students who do not participate because [...]

5 Ways to Empower Yourself

By | 2017-10-27T08:47:29+00:00 November 1st, 2017|

  Are you a fan of SNL?  During my college years, I watched every weekend.  At that time Mike Meyers created a character, Lank Thompson (Lank Thompson: I’m a Handsome Man). Lank had a series of infomercials demonstrating how [...]

How to Artfully Manage your Classroom

By | 2017-10-02T13:29:07+00:00 September 1st, 2017|

Classroom management has been the boogie-man for many a teacher.  It’s one of the most important elements of a successful classroom and yet teacher training programs are infamous for not adequately training students to be ready to manage a [...]

The Science Behind Curiosity

By | 2017-08-01T07:57:00+00:00 August 1st, 2017|

Teachers often teach by instinct.  They are also action researchers.  They try something, they see how the kids respond and they either do it again or don’t depending on how the students react.  One thing teachers know is that [...]

A Summer of Creative Experiences

By | 2017-05-30T08:15:18+00:00 June 1st, 2017|

Four years ago I had an idea for a summer of creative experiences.  I called it my Educator Recovery Program (ERP) for those who needed to recharge after a tough school year or an Arts Immersion Program (AIP) for [...]