#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...

The Bully in Us All

  The Bully in Us All A unique conversation was begun between myself (Jena Ball) and Sunny Thakral at the start of October, 2016. As most of you know, October is Bully Prevention month, and I was eager to share both my book, Lead With Your Heart, and my thoughts...

Humanity is Not a Species

Yesterday, I walked in on a disturbing conversation. The discussion centered around the millions of poultry and hogs drowned due to flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina. The news that day was full of the health hazards posed by potentially toxic hog...

Don’t Hold Back

I’ve been thinking a lot about difficulty. More accurately, I’ve been experiencing and feeling my way through a series of difficulties that my rat race mind is ill-equipped to handle. While this is nothing new (I’ve known for a long time that the...

Why Do Students Think They Have to Be Perfect?

A guest blog is written for Peter Dewitt’s “Finding Common Ground” column in Education Week Where does perfection come from? Why do even the youngest of students believe they are expected to be perfect? Does  come from within or from the adults...