Every day, I try to spend time reading books to my daughter, even though she is a baby and may not be fully appreciating the experience. After all, there are a multitude of benefits of reading to your child – even at eight months old! Anyways, the purpose of this blog post is not to… Read More Are You the Hen or the Mouse?
THE WHAT It’s that time of year again. That time of year where educators try to pick a word – one, single word – that will guide their focus for the next year. I’m not entirely sure that one word can ever describe an entire year. However, I think it is a great way to… Read More #OneWord 2019: Present
In 2017, I shared that it was the year of the “unexpected”. Quite frankly, the same could be said about 2018. However, there is a better word to describe 2018. A word that really encompasses everything that has transpired in the last year. For me, 2018 was the year of change. Now, I wouldn’t say that I had a large… Read More 2018: The Year of Change – and 4 Lessons I Learned from It
Work-life balance….well, it’s always been a work in progress for me. Recently, I’ve found that my work-life balance is a bit worse than it was during the previous year. Right now, I am busy – just, super busy. Now this isn’t a complaint – I am loving every single second of my “busy-ness” but it… Read More #MyRelaxing5
Every person, whether an educator or not, experiences a form of pressure throughout their life. Pressure, as defined, can be: The burden of physical or mental distress. The constraint of circumstance: the weight of social or economic imposition. The stress or urgency of matters demanding attention. While all of these definitions play a part in our… Read More The Pressure Is On – But It’s My Fault
In 1948, Robert Merton developed the term “self-fulfilling prophecy” to describe “a false definition of the situation evoking a new behavior which makes the originally false conception come true.” In simple terms, a self-fulfilling prophecy is a prediction that direct (or indirectly) causes itself to become true based upon positive or negative feedback. Recently, I have… Read More The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
I’ve had this blog post in the back of my mind for nearly year. Yep, that’s right. I have been mulling over a blog post for a year. This may sound crazy to you but it tells you how important this topic is to me by the amount of time I have spent thinking about… Read More Personal Bandwidth
Last week, I missed my weekly blog – for the first time since September 2016. But it was for a very good reason, I promise! On May 25, 2018, my husband and I welcomed our daughter, Ava Rose Kelly, into the world. Fortunately, everything went (mostly) smooth with her birth. I was induced on Thursday… Read More Ch-Ch-Changes
Yesterday, I was having a conversation with two of my good friends on the importance of slowing down, taking breaks and work/life balance. It seems to be a conversation we have quite frequently, which I greatly appreciate as someone who has always been terrible with work/life balance. As we were talking, I was reminded of… Read More Are You Doing What You Love?
As 2017 comes to a close, I find myself reflecting on the amazing and life-changing year that has occurred. 2017 marked my first full year of being on Twitter, blogging, and interacting with educators all over the world. It is the year where I presented at my first conferences and summits and became a Google… Read More My 2017 Wrap-Up: Expect the Unexpected