Celebrate Kindness

Have you ever thrown kindness around like confetti? I highly recommend it. Spreading kindness definitely radiates joy when it is freely shared. And it is truly a joy to celebrate the virtue of kindness in a school community. This is my third article about my experience establishing a kindness initiative at my school. I will […]

Be Virtuous and Be Kind

Virtues are a treasure. St. Agnes certainly elevates the pursuit of living a virtuous life with these words of wisdom. She was a young martyr who demonstrated incredible faith and courage. We are also called to be saints who strive to continually grow in grace and virtue. Virtues are the focus of my second article […]

Rejoice and Be Kind

Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness. – St. Teresa of Calcutta This quote by one of my favorite saints has definitely inspired me as a person and a teacher. We are truly called to spread God’s love […]

God Loves You

“God loves each one of us as if there was only one of us.”  Saint Augustine  Recently my fifth grade students reflected on how incredible God’s love is for each one of us. They also reflected on Psalm 93:4: “Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea, the […]

Inspiring Angels

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.  1Thessalonians 5:11 The beginning of the school year is such an exciting time for all! It is the perfect time to try new procedures for positive classroom management. I’m happy to share an incentive that worked very well for my fourth […]

Happy Highlights From NCEA

Professional Development Sessions The NCEA 2017 provided four exciting days of professional development sessions to choose from. With so many fabulous choices, I relied on the Holy Spirit to guide me in the way I should go.   What I loved about my two favorite presenters is that they were very down to earth and […]

The Gift of Attending NCEA

It really was a tremendous gift.  I feel so loved by God!   I’m extremely grateful for the beautiful adventure and the joyful inspiration… Thank you, Jesus! This is what I want to keep in my heart: All over America there are visible angels teaching and doing the Lord’s work.   How inspiring it was to […]

My Favorite End of the Year Game

The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”   1 Samuel 3:10 Your students will be totally engaged and smiling when you play the “Samuel Game” with them.   Start by sharing one of the stories about Samuel in the Bible: 1 Samuel 3:3-10, […]