An Ode to Pete the Cat

Several years ago, I remember walking down a hallway seeing cute little crafts of a blue cat in a giant pair of shoes. I learned that his name was Pete and that kids loved him. A couple years later I somehow (I don't remember how) stumbled upon Pete the Cat: I Love My...

Quick Yoga Videos for Busy, Christian Educators

I love yoga. As a Christian, I've historically had a difficult relationship with whether or not the practice is actually "okay" for a Christian. Is it evil? Demonic? The catalyst for me was discovering some form of Christian yoga - I don't remember what it was. I just...

In Defense of Imagination | The Celtic Way of Prayer

"I am taken back beyond the party labels and the denominational divisions of the Church today, beyond the divides of the Reformation or the schism of East and West. I am also taken beyond the split of intellect and feeling, of mind and heart, that came with the growth...

Fall Reads 2019

Fall is so close! I can feel it coming in the air and see it trying to hold on in the morning sky. With a new season comes a new selection of books. Read on to see what I'll be reading alongside my cups of tea this fall. The Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman Emily...

Complex Sentences | Tips & Materials

Tackling complex sentences is a new adventure for me. I've often been one to "ignore" syntax for other goals, especially in the upper grades when reading comprehension, context clues, and higher order thinking has become so vitally (and very tangibly important). The...

Nationalism + Christianity

This is a topic that has been on my mind and heart for quite some time. It is by no means something that I have rectified or come to any sincere conclusions concerning; rather, I sense it will be an ongoing struggle as we move ever forward into new ages of this world....

A Prayer for the Year’s Beginning

Summer fades to fall;the freedom of the morning gives wayto the structure of the school day.Students who need me, administrators who demand of me,colleagues who help (or hurt) me.From all sides, I am pulled.Sometimes, I know not where;I know not the purpose.Yet, you...

The Wind in the Willows | Quick Review

How absolutely delightful is this book? I don't know how, in my thirty years of England-loving existence, I hadn't read The Wind in the Willows before. It reminds me of everything charming about my favorite country - reminiscent of the feelings I get when I think of...

Paperless Data Collection | iPad + Pencil

I've long been looking for an easy way to make my data collection paperless. Technology has come quite a long way, even in the last 7 years of my working as a public school SLP, and this year, I have finally been able to achieve my dream of reducing paper. To begin,...