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Letter to a Young-Adult Child of an Alcoholic

August 3, 2011

My mom is a physician with a specialist certification in chemical-dependency. Lately, she and my father have spent a lot of time trying to help a relative who, apparently, has been battling alcoholism for several years. You would never know it to know her. She is a dynamic woman; very smart, hard-working, and a dedicated…

A State-Championship, A Dragon, and Noah Webster

August 3, 2011

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! There are a few lose ends to tie up from last week. THE DRAGONS WON! On Friday, I mentioned we were gearing up to see our hometown football team play in the state championship on Saturday. The game was played on the home field of the Detroit Lions,…

Lombardi-isms: Lessons to Learn From Football

August 3, 2011

My husband’s high school is playing in the state football competition tomorrow! We are quite excited to see the Lake Orion Dragons perform on the home field of the Detroit Lions and sure hope to see them bring home a victory! In honor of our community’s celebration, I want to share some quotes from one…

95% Rant and 5% “Morale.”

August 3, 2011

Warning: today’s message is 95% rant and 5% “morale.” It’s been a rough day!

How to Improve Motivation

August 3, 2011

Can you think of a few times in your life when you felt particularly good about yourself…when your “self-esteem” meter was on the rise? What inspired those feelings? Every one of those memories is likely tied to an accomplishment you made in some way, shape, or form; a result of effort and work on your…

Why I Can’t Spell “Entrepreneur” (or “Pee-Yew”)… and Don’t Really Care!

August 3, 2011

Why Am I So Passionate About Entrepreneurial Skills? For a variety of reasons, I believe the next several decades will see the employment pendulum swing further away from “big business” and over to small and independent businesses. For one thing, technology advancements are allowing companies to complete more with less “man” hours and are allowing…

The 3/33 Approach to Back-to-School

August 3, 2011

Most teachers will tell you that the key to a great school year is to invest time at the beginning of the year establishing classroom routines and rules. The 3/33 approach in the classroom refers to spending the first three weeks focusing primarily on these expectations so that the remaining 33 weeks can be focused…

Teacher Appreciation: How To Make Life in the Classroom Better for Your Child

August 3, 2011

What do you have to gain by developing a positive relationship with your child’s teachers? A lot more than you might have thought! One late-summer day, I was busy setting up my classroom when a woman and her son peeked in… Debbie and Luke. I was just transferring into the school and Luke would be in my class…

Homework: The Power of Positive Consequences

August 3, 2011

At a recent presentation for parents, I mentioned the importance of providing positive consequences to motivate students with homework. Afterwards, one mother approached and explained that her daughter has been having problems all school year. “Her teacher has been insisting that I provide a lot of punishment at home,” she explained. “I think that might…

Morning Organization:
ONE Simple Cure for Morning Mayhem

August 3, 2011

It is 6:00 AM…you have already hit the snooze button twice and are dreading the morning marathon hat lies in front of you. Making sure everyone is dressed and ready for school is enough of a process, especially when everyone is bleary-eyed (and oh-so cheery) at the very beginning of the day. Soon the chaos…

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