Embrace the Chaos

If I have learned one thing since I started teaching, it is this. Middle School never goes as planned. It just doesn’t. It can’t. It never will. Never. In light of this information I have two choices: continue to try to make them all conform to my way of doing things and end up pulling … More Embrace the Chaos

Honoring Courage

Being vulnerable doesn’t come naturally. Exposing your heart to others is scary. Risking rejection and judgment from others takes courage. I have asked my students to write personal essays. They wrote them with the knowledge that they would be reading them to the class. It would not be private, yet many chose to expose their … More Honoring Courage

He is faithful

As I look through different things I’ve written over the last several years, I have noticed a phrase that appears over and over. “He is faithful”  God is faithful. He has been with me through every unknown, every change of plan, through joy and tears. He has been faithful as I have navigated international moves. … More He is faithful