Teddy Talks: Education, Motivation and an iMovie

Teddy Talks: Education, Motivation and an iMovie
Never a dull moment… At the beginning of this school year, the NEW superintendent of our school district, Dr. Joe, gathered us all at Central High School and gave us this speech. It was quite touching and DID bring a tear to my eye. It was a story about a boy named “TEDDY”. It chronicled... Read more »

Was a Trip to the San Antonio Zoo Worth All This?

I was there when you came home from the hospital.  The excitement was paramount!  Holding you, feeding you and watching you grow was a thrill beyond words!  Taking your first step was a breathtaking event in my eyes!  Catching you and giving you the biggest hug as you fell into my arms after those first steps was so exciting!... Read more »

An Open Letter to Teachers: A Thought Before Our First Day Back

As every new year begins, we get excited and anxious wondering what students will be on our rosters.  Will I have a good group of parents? Who will the new teacher next to me be?  Do I have all the supplies I need? As I get ready to embark on year 24 in education, I... Read more »
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Compassion at the Intersection: Lesson I Learned from a Beggar

Compassion at the Intersection: Lesson I Learned from a Beggar
Today started with a fabulous early morning workout and a coffee meeting with a friend to chat about life’s adventures! As I am exiting the ramp, waiting at the light that just turned red heading to Starbuck’s, I see a man standing there a bit over dressed for this mid summer July weather. He seemed... Read more »

Like the Great Philosopher Nike… Just do it!

Like the Great Philosopher Nike… Just do it!
It’s only two in the afternoon and I have heard or read the words “motivator” and “inspiration” 19 times.  Yes, I counted!  For some reason today, these words invoked an inspirational jolt in me!  I joined a Facebook group 30-day Challenge to transform a body area, rode my recumbent bike 7.33 miles before 7 :00... Read more »

Cheers to 2014, PMA, and all that!

Cheers to 2014, PMA, and all that!
            Think and Grow Rich, Success Through Positive Mental Attitude, UnlimitedPower… These are audio books you will find on my iPad, iPhone, and Macbook!   I LOVE reading, but now I am into LISTENING to books.  It fits better into my life, and I don’t need to buy another bookcase! Don’t... Read more »
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HELP! I need somebody!

HELP!  I need somebody!
As a teacher, mom, sister, daughter, friend I think I give more help than I usually ask for or receive.  I think I am a giver, in my eyes, at least.  There have been times that I have needed help.  I have been extremely fortunate that when I have needed something, I have people that... Read more »

Letter to My Boy Child

Letter to My Boy Child
My Dearest B,   Well, my boy child… I sooo wanted one of you.  I loved you before you ever entered this world.  As your mother, I feel the need to share some life with you.  You will be turning 9 years old in a few days, and I have been thinking about all the... Read more »

Twelve Old School Alternatives to Tech Gadgets

Twelve Old School Alternatives to Tech Gadgets
I get out in social groups, and I enjoy people watching.  I notice minimal interaction is taking place more frequently, as people are mesmerized with their cell phones, checking in and tagging on Facebook, checking how many likes on a post! Could it be that in this never ending exchange for information, tweets, FB status... Read more »
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Pythagorean Theorem, Polynomials, and Pi, Not Another Exam!

Pythagorean Theorem, Polynomials, and Pi, Not Another Exam!
“Why do I have to do this work or take this test?” As an educator and mother, I have heard this question countless times. We as parents and teachers, we tell our children and students that they need to learn this information to get into a “good college” or get a “good job”! They take... Read more »
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