Cell phones are the devil. . .

“If someone else doesn’t want to take your picture, you probably shouldn’t take it either.”

Read More Cell phones are the devil. . .

Silent Monkey

I love to play a game on the first days of school called “Silent Monkey.” 

Read More Silent Monkey

SYNSYSN Days 21-30

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

Days 17-20

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

Days 15-16

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

Day 14

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

SYNSYSN? Days 11-12

With Father’s Day approaching, I feel it’s important to pray for my students who don’t have a father.   Day 11-  I’m praying that my students will know God as a father.   Day 12-   I’ve actually had students whose father was absent because he was in prison. I’m praying for every dad in […]

Read More SYNSYSN? Days 11-12


Hello Teacher Friends!! When reading  today’s proverb, the tongue was mentioned over and over. We all know how a word harshly spoken can ruin a class period, so today I am praying verses 1 and 3 for students AND for myself. God, help us always speak the right words. A gentle answer turns away wrath, […]

Read More SYNSYSN?-Day 10

Days 3-9: Should your next school year start now?

I’m off on my 25th Anniversary trip today- so I’m posting a week’s worth!  Love you, and God bless you as we each prepare for our next school year. Proverbs 19:21 became my mantra for the end of the 2016-2017 school year.  I think I’ll post it above my classroom doorway next year and make […]

Read More Days 3-9: Should your next school year start now?