13.1 LIFE LESSONS

Whether you are going 13.1 miles or surviving a marathon of daily tasks, look for the lessons you can learn along the way.

TALES FROM THE DINNER TABLE

Last night at dinner, my children asked my husband to tell them the ranch dressing story. This is a story he has told them many times before about accidentally pouring ranch dressing all over himself when he was a kid. When the story ended, the kids asked for another, and another, and another….¬†My¬†wonderful husband regaled them with the numerous mistakes […]

GRACE UNDER PRESSURE

There are more lessons to create, more papers to grade, more parent emails to answer, more meetings to attend, more papers to grade, more standardized tests to prepare non standard students for, and, of course, more papers to grade.

When I grade the papers, every error I mark is either me failing to teach well enough, or the students failing. If the students are failing, aren’t I still failing?

TECH SUPPORT

I really wanted to have the picture say, “TECH TEXT SUPPORT,” but I didn’t know how to do that with my photo editor. Catch the irony? In my efforts to learn to give myself the grace to be okay with me, I have found the support of others to be immensely helpful. The picture above is from an actual group […]

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