Elementary School

Favorite fonts & where to find them…

It’s no secret that I love a good font. When I taught technology classes back in the day I always started with the caveat that secondary people loved my classes for their content, but my elementary people loved me for my fonts and clip art. #both Anywho. Back to fonts! I’ve been asked to share…

End of the Year Staff Awards

Can you think of a more important school tradition than the end of the year awards ceremonies? There are lots of important school traditions. I don’t know about you but I never thought we’d have to carry these celebrations out virtually. During a pandemic of all things. This post is going to share with you…

A Look at the Pandemic

I find myself asking what are we learning from this historic pandemic? Some thoughts and resources . . . Humanity is far better off when everyone is working together, rather than forming tribes and forcing people to care for their tribe rather than caring for humanity, especially when we look at the world population. In…

End of the Year Teacher Check-out

End of the year teacher check-out can be stressful. Couple that with an international pandemic and closed schools. Now you have quite the recipe for significant stress. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. I recently went live in a principal facebook group and talked through our plan for teacher check-out. Hopefully, some of…

Netflix to the Rescue

With the pandemic and quarantine restrictions, we find ourselves looking for things to do with our kids and ourselves. Netflix to the rescue. As reported in theLos Angeles Times on April 21, “The company gained 15.8 million global subscribers, surging ahead of Wall Street’s expectations of 7.6 million. It now has a total of 183 million…

Autism: A Fresh Look

I first posted information on autism on June 24, 2010 with Loving Lampposts – A Movie About Autism. Next came Neurodiversity posted August 26, 2016 and then, Neurodiversity: A most Important Word & Topic, which was posted March 31, 2017 and featured Steve Silberman’s popular TED Talk and his precious book NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity.…

Principal’s Guide to Surviving Social Distancing

Whether it’s because of “social distancing” or the “stay at home” order, it appears we all have extra time on our hands. But then again, do we? It’s been over three weeks since CoronaVirus aka COVID-19 aka the Pandemic brought all of our lives to a screeching halt. Anyone feel more productive with all this…

Reading to Children — At Home

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused our schools to close and forced our children to work at home. The Joy of Reading to Children is an earlier post that talks about the importance of reading to children. This post also has an article I wrote about reading to children. See what you think. In the meantime—parents and…