“We are defined by the stories we tell ourselves” Tony Robbins As this school year comes to a close, teachers and students at Good Shepherd and all over Fort Wayne are celebrating an end to a wonderful year. Some of our Good Shepherd kids will have their last day this Friday. Some of our Preschool … Continue reading I love to tell the stories!
"You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say." -Martin Luther This past weekend was Mother's Day, and I hope that you all took the time to honor those women in your life who have made a difference in your life. My husband and I prepared lunch … Continue reading Things that are left unsaid
"The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary." -Bill Knipp, retired principal If there is one thing that teachers know, it is work. Teachers, like most people, enjoy their jobs. They work hard to make their classrooms inviting yet functional. They spend hours writing thoughtful lesson plans and then abandon those plans … Continue reading Success
Metarule (noun) A rule that governs the application of other rules. (plural metarules) Beware of the metarules. Rules like: Be nice. Pick up your toys. Sit still. Eat your vegetables. Rules like these are usually hard for young children to understand and are even harder to consistently enforce. I used to think that these kinds of … Continue reading Beware of the metarules
"Be a voice, not an echo!" - Found on the student social justice wall at Valparaiso University I found this quote casually scribbled on a whiteboard at Valparaiso University. It made me think of your kids. So many times when I get the chance to be in a classroom I notice that a … Continue reading Do you hear what I hear?
"It's a habit of mine now, noticing labels, logos, shoes." Michael Jordan I conducted a very "non-scientific" experiment on my family on Saturday and I want to share it with you. We were on our first leg of traveling home from vacation. In our car were my husband, my daughter and my daughter's friend. We had … Continue reading 867!
"I opened my mouth and my mother came out." -Unknown I have shared before that I am the mom of a new driver. My husband and I have been very conscious of our own driving behaviors as we set the example of how we want our daughter to drive. This heightened awareness began shortly after … Continue reading You can do better.