In This Place: Where Is God?

In This Place: Where Is God?

  It was a cool August night, and I was laying in my hammock staring up in awe at a canopy of trees and starts. My younger brother and I were on a two-week backpacking trip through New Mexico and Arizona, and tonight we’re staying in the Coconino national forest. I...
I Think I Can: Having a Growth Mindset

I Think I Can: Having a Growth Mindset

Over the years, I have frequently been asked by parents what they can do to help their children in school. My answer has varied over the years, but I am now convinced that one of the most important things parents can do for their children is to help them to have a...
Running: An Unexpected Blessing

Running: An Unexpected Blessing

My first experience with running as a sport came my 7th grade year.  As a basketball player, we were told track would be our offseason program.  On the first day, the coach lined us all up along the football field end zone line.  As the whistle blew, we sprinted...
The Most Important Lessons

The Most Important Lessons

I often look back on my own path and think about why those of us who teach continue to do what we do year after year. One thing I think we must all have in common is that at some point in our academic career we had a teacher that inspired us or changed us in some way....
The Benefits of Books

The Benefits of Books

What would you do if you found something that would increase your child’s achievement at school, increase their vocabulary and verbal intelligence, help your child develop empathy for others, increase their general knowledge about the world, make them a better writer,...