I gave the boys one last warning, then left them at the water’s edge alone.Read More At the water’s edge
This move was both a dream come true and a nightmare.Read More The Tragedy in Moving
I completely disagreed with this treatment, but because I respected my dad greatly, I didn’t say a word about his “cruel” comments. After all, I didn’t have any children, so what did I know?Read More Do you see me crying?
I love to play a game on the first days of school called “Silent Monkey.”Read More Silent Monkey
Sarcasm aside, as parents, one should always ask, “What does this action or attitude look like when my child is 16 or 36?” Because after all, there is no magic day when your child will “wake up” and be a grown up.Read More So you want to raise a monster. . .
One way to improve student achievement- on my end anyway- is to improve me, so for these last days of prayer for the next school year, I am praying through Romans 12. (I am going to work on memorizing the chapter this week as I pray.) Day 21- God help me be willing to sacrifice for […]Read More SYNSYSN Days 21-30
One of the hardest students to teach is the lazy one– you know, the one that won’t even pick up his or her pencil. Over the next few days, I am going to pray for the student that has a propensity toward doing nothing. Day 17– Father, help each student to not be a sluggard: […]Read More Days 17-20
Jay was a student in my first hour English class the first year I taught at Webb City Junior High School. He was a child who couldn’t sit still and talked CONSTANTLY, but if you know me at all, you know I actually enjoy the child with a lot to say. However, what I didn’t […]Read More Days 15-16
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man]–blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he. [I Sam. 3:1; Amos 8:11, 12.] (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition) My mantra for my students all evening has been this verse, […]Read More Day 14
My heart plummeted today when a friend mentioned checking students’ test scores. So I’m not going to lie to you, I’m praying like crazy today (as I did everyday last year) that my students will have exponential academic growth. SYNSYSN? Days 11-12 SYNSYSN?-Day 10 Days 3-9: Should your next school year start now? Should […]Read More SYNSYSN Day 13