Telling a Story

Inside each one is a story to be told. The author of our story should be ourselves, but how often do we allow others to take the pen to try to write in our story?

Storytelling is an art. It is so engaging to listen to a true storyteller who can hook you in with their tone of voice, placement of words, and passion in their expressions.

Stories bring facts to life, make the abstract concrete, and, through meaning-making, walk the listener through the mind of the scientist or mathematician (Ellis, 2005) to understand the value and application of such concepts. Wells (1986) argued that storytelling is a fundamental means of meaning-making.

Do emotions affect or effect?

All of us work hard to make sure our emotions do not interfere when making decisions. As educators, a rubric is created to follow to apply a non-biased look at the work you are evaluating. As a judge of essays for a scholarship each year, our committee utilizes this process of checking essays with a rubric. However, not all of the essays seem to be following the same guidelines from the rubric. We always ask if everyone is receiving the same rubric and information.

Affect is usually a verb, and it means to impact or change. When we think of effect, we are thinking of the result. The product is a noun and is a change that results from the action.

Engaged or Involved-What do parents need to be?

As a retired educator, I continue to be involved with education through coaching actively, mentoring, writing, reading, and supporting educators and my family (daughter, special education teacher, three grandchildren in High School, Elementary School, and Pre-School.). During my entire career, I can not think of a year I was not actively working to engage, involve and work with parents in many different ways. Parents are an essential piece in the success puzzle for every child in education.

The Gift of Time

Each morning the sun rises to bring a bright ray to brush warmth across our cheeks, reminding us of the gift to open; time.

What to do with the gift of time?

"I only have 2 rules!"
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