For the Love of Life

For the Love of Life

We met Gage Bingham, the eight-year old grandson of our cousin, the other evening. Although he was playing with his Star Wars Lego when we arrived, he greeted us and made us feel welcome. We came by to have dinner with Gage, his parents (Stacy and Jason) and his...
A New Teacher’s Journey

A New Teacher’s Journey

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with a young friend, Maggie Long Lester to learn about her experiences and the path she took to become a teacher.  She is in her first year of teaching science at a local middle school. I have known this young lady since she...
Examine and Discover

Examine and Discover

I am pleased to be able to visit schools to better understand how they are organized, what strategies they integrate and the impacts on students.  I have designed or co-designed school-based case study protocols with several major initiatives including the Civic...
Being Intentional

Being Intentional

Recently, I was engaged conversations with middle school teachers focused on strategies to effectively engage students to fully develop their knowledge, skills and dispositions across the spectrum of course content.  As we discussed evidence-based practices we...