Three Strikes – Episode 006

Three Strikes – Episode 006

Three strikes… There was a young lady that I met during our meet the teacher night recently; a student of the highest caliber that not only exemplifies what a student should be, she also possessed a delightful personality and disposition. As I began to speak with her parents, I could see the same excitement and …

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The Mission – Episode 005

The Mission – Episode 005

The Mission I remember the little school house in East Texas arboretum, a replica of an early Texas school house; chairs are all lined up perfectly, with old books that talk about agricultural measurements and calculations. There’s quite a bit of mathematical calculations that were needed back in rural communities and for many who continue …

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Learning To Be Vulnerable – Episode 004

Learning To Be Vulnerable – Episode 004

This weeks episode was inspired by two different situations: the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and a podcast from the show Invisibilia  (click on the link below to listen to the podcast) NPR: Invisibilia – The New Norm In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, thousands of people from across the country and in Houston have been responding …

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The Great American Eclipse – Episode 003

The Great American Eclipse – Episode 003

As the United States enjoyed a rare event this week and thousands if not millions of people stood outside during their working hours to experience the Great American Eclipse, I couldn’t help but notice and feel the immense weight of that moment. It was the realization of the power of shared experiences, which can bring …

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About That Pencil… – Episode 002

About That Pencil… – Episode 002

As an educator, we have all encountered that one child… who forgot to bring his/her pencil to class… For some, this is the BANE of their existence… How can a parent allow their child to come to school unprepared! What if there was another way… a NEW way of looking at this situation What if …

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Moana, Perspective, and Relationships – Episode 001

Moana, Perspective, and Relationships – Episode 001

Welcome to Seal It With A Smile! So glad you could join me on what will be a very long conversation on how we can add value to our roles as educators. The world is changing at a rapid rate and knowledge is everywhere. So what role do teachers (educators) have in a world where …

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