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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...


Putting the Lessons Into Play

My husband discussed some hard stuff with me the other day. I’m proud of him for his self-awareness and courage and I’m also proud of me. Because my response, both in moment and in...


Forgiving Yourself

I’ve done some dumb things.  Some things I’m not proud of. And some that I’m embarrassed about.   I’ve made bad decisions. Followed by worse ones. And held tightly to some bad assumptions.  ...

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Why Refusing to Admit to a Mistake Can Be the Worst Mistake You Make

My proudest teacher moment this year came in the form of a Christmas note from a student – “You taught us that it’s okay not to be ‘perfect’ and that is how we learn…from...


Lessons From the Wake

I’m good at making excuses for my fears. Damned good. In fact, the excuses are real. I just choose to ignore the solutions. But I’m tired of living that way. So I refuse to...

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