Category: resilience

Be (Like) Water, My Friend

All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.  ~Bruce Lee Recently, our government announced a voluntary return to in-school learning plan starting next month. As a result, I find myself overcome with moments of uncertainty and worry often tinged with a perceived lack of control … Continue reading Be (Like) Water, My Friend

It’s Fun to Have Fun, But Students Are Too: Dr. Seuss and a Lesson for Teachers

It's better to learn how to learn than to know. ~Dr. Seuss I am currently reading master biographer Brian Jay Jones's brand spanking new ode to literary behemoth, Dr. Seuss. Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination has compelled me reflect, on more than one occasion, on the many connections to Geisel's … Continue reading It’s Fun to Have Fun, But Students Are Too: Dr. Seuss and a Lesson for Teachers

This Is Not Lying Down, This Is Savasana: Exploring Yoga In My School

Two weeks ago, we initiated our Mindfulness Matters rotation with the middle school students at our school. The three-rotation session consisted of a yoga station, a meditation station (led by a local meditation practitioner and instructor), and an 'hour in nature' station led by a former Outward Bound leader. Admittedly,  we began the rotations purely … Continue reading This Is Not Lying Down, This Is Savasana: Exploring Yoga In My School

Resilience Redux

Some day you will look back and know exactly why it had to happen. unknown Board. Initiated. Transfer. Three words that I never would have associated with my performance as an educator, leader, professional, and colleague. But there it was. A board of education mandated change of teaching environment. Without employee consultation. I was being … Continue reading Resilience Redux