#Open - My One Little Word

    I've never really been "into" New Year's Eve celebrations and everything that comes with it. I am however keen on making changes in both my personal and professional life through constant reflection. Last year I came across the One Little Word movement and it had an immediate impact on my thinking. As I worked through the process the word Mindful came to me. It was my One Little Word until this September. As this point you might be thinking why September? Why not January? Well it really comes down to what I consider my New Year. September is when everything changes for me. School starts, the action begins and the work of making the best possible learning environment for students is well and truly underway. So this past summer I began to think about my One Little Word and how it could fit into my professional life. I would be starting...
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Regrets, We've All Had a Few

  "There are no regrets in life, just lessons." ~ Jennifer Aniston   Today as I drove to the book store a song came on the radio that immediately sent me back to my childhood. It wasn't the particular song that had me reflecting it was just the music and what it had me doing...playing air guitar. I'm sure the cars next to me thought something strange was going on but for me it was trip down memory lane. Regrets, we've all had a few. It's my belief that regrets aren't always a bad thing. Like the quote above says; they are life lessons. Growing up my nights were filled with my father playing either the piano or organ for hours on end. Although the majority of his playing was church music, which wasn't really my cup of tea, it was still a powerful influence. My father encouraged my brother and...
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The First Day of School

Excitement, nervousness, anxiousness, wonderment, apprehension, eagerness, restless, curiosity, flustered - the list could go on and on.   You maybe feeling all of these or just [caption id="attachment_189" align="alignright" width="202"] First Day of School one as we move closer to the first day of school.  There comes a time in each parent's life where they experience the first day of school with feelings that may be completely different from their child's.  You will of course get lots of advice from those that have gone through the first day of school with their children but the reality is every parent will deal with the emotions of the first day differently, just like every child will.    The most important idea every parent should remember is that your emotions and mindset can set the tone for your child.  I don't have all the answers, but just a few pieces of advice from someone...
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