Choose Joy

"Choose joy." We spent lots of time at today's Behavior Collaboration meeting discussing behavior management strategies, sharing ideas about "what works" -- we're planning a full day conference for October 2018 and it's going to be pure awesome, BTW! -- and every layer of conversation, every tip and trick, and every success story had one [...]

Take a Moment to Make a Moment

"How many people do you encounter in a day whom you do not really see?" I doubt that Oprah specifically had educators in mind when she posed that question in O Magazine, but it couldn't be more relevant to our profession. If you work with children, especially in early childhood, your answer has to be [...]

Butterfly Wishes

This post was originally shared at on August 2, 2017. There's a small path in Burchfield Park, where children write wishes on paper butterflies and hang them from the trees.  As you might expect, there are wishes for candy, for toys, and for other treats. Scattered among those, you'll find quite few wishes that [...]