Showing posts from April, 2016

Sweet Release

If you  follow my blog posts, you will know that for the last few years I have chosen a word...for my "resolution" for the year. This year my word is "release". I am always amazed at how the word ends up being so perfect for the year. We are only four months into this year and it perfectly summarizes! If you know me, you will know that I am a planner. I like to have my ducks in a row and have a plan! -Release- As I sit here and write this, I have no idea what next year holds for employment. I just knew that I need to.... -Release- If I am completely honest with you, I am not sure at times what I really want to do or "be". Can I follow my passion area and train/support/coach teachers with technology integration? Could I be self-employed by providing technology support/services? Should I return to the classroom...and at what level and capacity? What about something outside the educational umbrella? -Release- Last week we decided to put o

When a door closes...another one opens...

Have a look out my window on this beautiful spring day! I have watched this tree transition from summer to fall, fall to winter and winter to spring. A few birds have even tried their best to join in my morning work. It is a view that tenure earned and I have relished over this year. The window has provided escape from the stress of the day, weather knowledge, and place of prayer. It even has a shade that I can adjust the amount of sun that I allow in. If you can tear your eyes away from the spring beauty outside... You might catch sight of a wall of achievements (diplomas) inside. Or you might be drawn to the bulletin board of various notes and posts. Take a look around. Make yourself at home. Have a seat and visit. I can tell you about the teaching "artifacts" on my wall....There's a Common School Diploma from 1911 that belonged to Jeremy's relative, a Teacher's County Certificate belonging to my relative from 1904 and a Horn Book with cl