Going Awry

Audio version: https://soundcloud.com/critterkin-jena/going-awry How many of you have direct experience with of the old adage, “The best made plans of mice and men often go awry?” When it comes to teaching, I think that saying should be changed to read,...

Your Reputation Precedes You

Launching new projects makes me nervous.  I’ve created something I’m excited to share, but what’s the best way to do that? We’ve all encountered entrepreneurs who can’t seem to stop talking about their ideas, and the thought of going to...

How About You?

Click the image above to see a video from that day The story I’m about to share with you is true. It’s also a perfect illustration of why I cherish what I do. It was late January and still quite chilly when I arrived at South Elementary School in...

For Love of Oscar

This past week has been a singularly stressful and eye opening one. First, my kitty jumped from my second floor balcony and disappeared into the apartment complex’s storm drains. Then, hundreds of people went out of their way to help me rescue him. Some were...

Cracking the Foundation of Education

    Leonard Cohen famously said, “There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” If anyone had told me I’d form a company devoted to chipping away at the small but widening crack in the foundation of education, I would’ve laughed. A journalist...

#WhatisSchool Questions

#WhatisSchool for October 27, 2016 Title: The Bully In Us All Exploring the who, what and why of bullying Introductions: Please introduce yourself and tell us if you agree or disagree that there is the potential for anyone to become a bully. Q1: It’s been said that...