#itsdad ~ Dance like EVERYBODY’S watching!

“Dance like nobody’s watching; love like you’ve never been hurt. Sing like nobody’s listening. Live like it’s heaven on earth.” ~ Mark Twain Hey guys! It’s dad. You can probably relate to this one. I’ve heard and seen every iteration of this ubiquitous Mark Twain quote. I’ve seen it everywhere, from social media posts toContinue reading “#itsdad ~ Dance like EVERYBODY’S watching!”

#itsdad ~ The Strength In Our Scars

“Don’t look where you fell. Look where you slipped.” ~ African Proverb. Yeah. Dad’s unusual, to say the least, but I see scars as something beautiful. Maybe I have to or I could never see myself as whole, but I think that scars, the marks on our bodies that tell our most personal and transformativeContinue reading “#itsdad ~ The Strength In Our Scars”

#ItsDad ~ You Aren’t Angry

This isn’t semantics, guys, so grab some chips and dip, and lets dig in. Words are powerful. Words hurt people and heal people. Words start wars and end them. And although this post might initially seem like a play on words or a clever attempt to get you to see something from a new pointContinue reading “#ItsDad ~ You Aren’t Angry”

#Itsdad ~ It’s No What You want. It’s Why You Want It?

Hey Guys! It’s Dad. I’ve recently experienced something that has allowed me to be, or I supposed it’s enabled me to be, my very best and most authentic self. I think you’ve seen that. I’m finally becoming the best version of myself, full stop. That said, I’m 54. It’s taken me this long to startContinue reading “#Itsdad ~ It’s No What You want. It’s Why You Want It?”

I Have a few Students who are So Low!

Since 2004 I’ve taught 4th and 5th grades, middle school, high school, and I’ve been an adjunct professor. I’ve watched, studied, discussed, and reflected on laws and national education policies and practices that seem to change faster than teachers can truly master them. And all with the intention of helping struggling students to finally succeed.Continue reading “I Have a few Students who are So Low!”

#itsdad ~ Let’s Go! Let’s Burn Our Boats.

“The only things I’ll ever regret are things I didn’t do. In the end, that’s what we’ll mourn. The paths we didn’t take. The people we didn’t touch.” ~ Scott Spencer – American Author Hey guys. You know that I’ve written about risk and regret. I’ve studied it. I’ve lived it from both sides ofContinue reading “#itsdad ~ Let’s Go! Let’s Burn Our Boats.”

#itsdad ~ The Selfish Irony of The Golden Rule

Hey guys, it’s Dad. Last night, listening to an audiobook, I heard a comment about “The Golden Rule,” and it kinda started to bug me! I didn’t really understand why. It took me a moment to figure it out. It’s something that we talked a bit about it recently, so I thought I’d share myContinue reading “#itsdad ~ The Selfish Irony of The Golden Rule”

#itsdad ~ Be the Bee…Not the Fly.

Hey guys! It’s Dad. We’ve just started a brand new school year with countless opportunities ahead of each of us. I thought that this would be a perfect time to share a bit of insight that will help keep your academic and social journeys full of smiles. I heard this idea on a podcast theContinue reading “#itsdad ~ Be the Bee…Not the Fly.”