Month: August 2017

God’s Fire

Have you sat in front of a fire recently and watched the wood burn in it? It is a wonderful thing to watch if it is in a fireplace or a wood stove. It is often relaxing and makes a person feel cozy. However, to see a fire on TV or in the news, it

The First Day of School

     The first day of school can be nerve-wracking for teachers and students. I am always nervous the first day of school. Are the kids going to like me? Will they going to be well-behaved? Are the parents supportive? I often start worrying the week before the kids start. Worrying to the point I

Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset

What an awesome book by Carol Dweck! Growth Mindset. I learned a lot about myself as a person and as a teacher. I can’t wait to help my students change their mindsets. A mind set can be fixed or growth. A fixed mindset says we are all we can be. We can’t be any better

The Genevieve Series – By Estelle Ryan

I definitely enjoy a good mystery series. The Genevieve Series (although not the unofficial or official titles) is a wonderful series by Estelle Ryan. Estelle Ryan is a wonderful author who has written a series involving a character named Genevieve. Interestingly, Genevieve is a high functioning non-typical individual. In other words, she is autistic. She

Adventures in Technology

Early Days I am one of the lucky ones. As a child, I grew up with neighbors who owned some of the early personal computers. I learned how to put in a 5 ½” floppy disc. Along with learning how to list the directory and to load, run, and save programs. I was 10. In

Combating the Spirit of Diotrophes

The Spirit of Diotrephes “I wrote unto the church but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not. Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words, and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that

A Worthy Woman

      As a Christian woman, it is important to strive to be a worthy woman. For me, to be a Christian woman means to be everything a Christian should be, working to be all God wants me to be. The worthy woman in Proverbs 31 is a good example of how we should

Summers Off?

For some reason, some seem to think teachers take the summers off. I suppose some do, but not me. No WAY! I do quite a bit during the summer. Professional Development and Training I often sign up for training or professional development classes. Many times those classes will spark some new ideas. I just have

‘Twas the Night Before

‘Twas the night before the first day of school. The school was all quiet and still, even the bugs and pests were all nestled in their nests in preparation for the new school year. The children were all home in their beds. They are sound asleep and dreaming of fun and new friends danced in
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