During this time, we find ourselves asking: What supports do we need? What are the barriers in the way? How do we band together to find the YES behind every chorus of NO?
As you’ve probably noticed, this month’s theme has been courage. One of the origins of the word courage is the Old French “cuer,” meaning “heart.” We have marked February by opening our hearts to love and history, and by asking our hearts to take small difficult steps… Continue Reading “The Courage to Be Playful”
When I was younger I learned that hot was the opposite of cold, fast was the opposite of slow, and hate was the opposite of love. However, over time, I have come to believe the words of Julia Cameron of The Artist’s Way: that fear, and… Continue Reading “If Fear Is the Opposite of Love”
Elaine is honored to be invited as one of 12+ global RJ Guides for the 2019 Connection Series. A 12-Month Ongoing Opportunity to Connect, Share, Solution-Build and Participate with a Diverse Faculty & Global Community via Web- and Telecast. The year-long series allows participants… Continue Reading “Join the 2019 RJ Connection Series”
This is a TRUE story told to me by Ms. Goforit – whose 7th graders had a small conflict (some name calling) the day before. Let’s call the involved students Angry, Bored, and Clever. Ms. Goforit knew she did not have time to prep all… Continue Reading “The Fishbowl: A Classroom Circle Story”
Whether you are a teacher, a parent, or both, parent-teacher conferences do not have to be stressful. Instead, they can be an opportunity for everyone to get on the same page on how to best support our children. This is because, underneath all the facts,… Continue Reading “Two Steps to Better Parent Teacher Meetings”