My Dear Child, Remember to remind yourself . . . "Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance toward the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point. Climb slowly, steadily, enjoying each passing moment; and the view … Continue reading Dear Child, Remember . . .
Although I started my six month leave officially as of midnight of December 31, it didn't sink in until January 7th rolled around and I wasn't at work as a school Principal. One has to realize a few things about me: a. I have always loved to work and never fathomed the idea of staying … Continue reading Week One: The Freedom of Not Working
My two children, four and seven, keep on asking questions about the "olden days". I was responding with pioneers in mind, but they were talking about OUR upbringing. I'm in my forties and don't consider my upbringing the "olden days" but then again, I couldn't explain why not to term my upbringing the "olden days". … Continue reading In the Olden Days
We set up an obstacle course at the playground today. My six year old son Massimo went first and logged 1:20.5 (one minute, 20.5 seconds). I went next and logged 1:43. "Dad" turned in a time of 1:00 flat. So Massimo enthusiastically jumped at the opportunity to beat his Dad and logged 0:57. Determined to … Continue reading Determined to Succeed
Although I believe the single most important indicator of student success is the quality of teaching and how we use assessment to inform our instructional practice, second to that is meaningful parental involvement and its connection to student learning. A Family Circus cartoon speaks volumes to the importance of parents: The child comes home from … Continue reading Your Time Investment is the Greatest Gift You Can Offer Your Child