How We Handle Failure

As I was reacquainting myself with my students last week (yes, we start school WAY too early in the south!), I reminded them of my belief that the math they will learn in my class is important. But the lessons in learning how to handle frustration and failure are even more important. Because, let’s faceContinue reading “How We Handle Failure”

One Event Does Not Define You

It was parent conference week at my school this past week. It’s a week I always look forward to (even while I dread the long hours required). I love getting a chance to talk with the parents after I have been able to see their child’s strengths, weaknesses, celebrations and struggles. Most of the conversationsContinue reading “One Event Does Not Define You”

What Makes a Marriage Successful? (And Why Divorce Does Not Mean Failure)

What REALLY makes a marriage successful? I’ve always found it funny/sad how we classify marital success purely by its duration. I mean, imagine if we applied this same metric to other areas of our lives – She was a really great student – she was in school for fifty years! He was an amazing dog,Continue reading “What Makes a Marriage Successful? (And Why Divorce Does Not Mean Failure)”