Bringing out the Best in Students

As an early student, I experienced a variety of educational settings. I learned firsthand what conditions create supportive, emotionally stable environments for students to learn in, and which environments stifle their creativity. It’s all about paying attention to the learner, helping them connect to their surroundings, and encouraging them to define themselves by what they ARE instead of what they’re …

Change Begins Within

When I was a superintendent, I would call my husband at the end of a busy workday and say to him, “Hi hon. I’ve gotta go visit Mom (who was in a nursing home)”.  [big sigh… ]  “I’ll see you at 7:30.” I wanted Mom to be better. I wanted her to be strong and independent again. I did not …