Rigor is creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels,
each student is supported so he or she can learn at high levels,
and each student demonstrates learning at high levels (Blackburn, 2008).

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Time off to rest and refocus

If you've been reading a while, you know that my posts have slowed a bit this summer.  During May and June, I was on sabbatical, taking some time for family and to deal with some health issues.  But I'll be back right after the fourth of July, so I look forward to connecting with everyone then!

Friday, June 17, 2011

How much does perspective matter?

During my sabbatical, I've spent some time with a variety of people, and one thing I am sure of--your perspective matters.  One young lady is always morose, and despite a variety of opportunities offered to her, she is always complaining that everyone is against her.  She begins her day believing it's going to be a bad day, and it always comes true.  On the other hand, I have a friend who takes on new challenges regularly, and believes that she can learn from anything.  She is optimistic, and is usually correct.  How does your perspective matter?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Author Spotlight: Frank Buck

Frank Buck is a good friend and a great author.  His books are amazing time-savers.  Here's a two-part feature of his work!
Part One
Part Two

Friday, June 3, 2011

But or And? Does it make a difference?

"Whenever you feel like saying 'Yes, but....`, try saying instead 'Yes, and....'" - Jane Revell & Susan Norman

Thursday, June 2, 2011