Numbers, Body Acceptance, and Making a Difference

In the educational world, there is a video based discussion platform called Flipgrid which allows students to share their voices (and faces) with others. It's rather simple to use (even for old people like me), so I was a bit surprised when I could hear, but couldn't see a couple of my students. When I…

Free Advice (And The Daniel Plan Checkup)

Last post? About 2 weeks ago. Excuse? Don't have one. Irony? This post showed up on my Timehop today. Somebody is trying to tell me something. It's not that I've been lazy. I've been putting a lot of time and effort into making small changes in my life since participating in The Daniel Plan a couple of months…

The Daniel Plan: Final Thoughts

It's over. Done. Complete. Finito. (Not sure if that's really a word, but it has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?) My Daniel Plan small group has reached the end of the road. And truth be told, I'm a little sad. As much as I am going to appreciate a less hectic Monday, I will miss…

The Daniel Plan: Friends

This past week 's chapter was entitled "Friends", but friendship was not what was first and foremost on my mind as I reflected upon the reading. That became more than apparent as I sat down to write this post. I struggled. Big time. I don't know how many times I sat down and attempted to write a…

The Daniel Plan: Week 4

The chapter? Focus... which instantly makes me think of my students. (Some days, I find myself saying that word out loud. A lot.) For the most part, when I think of a focused student, I think of someone who is: punctual prepared organized and hardworking But identifying the characteristics really isn't what's important. The more telling aspect is…