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You can feel the uncertainty in everyone's eyes, and the sense of insecurity can be felt in what used to be deemed the most stable any level of society, from jobs to churches, even in our schools. The reality of COVID continues to wrap its arms around like an amoeba's pseudopod engulfs its food...
Do I seek satisfaction in who people think that I am? Some may think who we are is synonymous with our occupation. There is a desire to be successful in what one finds themselves doing. But even more than that, there is that innate drive to be better than someone else. The drive to be the best secretary, teacher, mom, interior decorator, doctor, lawyer, electrician, mechanic, welder, nurse… only to gain nods of approval....
Things are changing all around us, the darkness is visible. When I was a kid, and I felt scared or alone, I would shut my eyes to hide from the dark. I would close them tightly as if my closed eyes made the entire world disappear. The problem was, the darkness only enhanced my fears, in fact, it made me feel more anxious and alone. I quickly learned to rely on my imagination...
As it relates to the home, I think perhaps one of the adages that most proves itself prophetic over time is the following ... “Children become like their parents”. As a matter of fact, as the years pass by and I see old faces from the past who I haven’t seen for a long time, that is often a point of emphasis for them ... “You are looking more and more like your dad!” or “Wow, you remind me so much of your father!” Although this truth is not likely going to excite our children while they are young enough to still live at home, it is unlikely a truth that they will be able to avoid. ...
Our children are growing up in an increasingly post-Christian and secular society, where the public views people of faith as irrelevant. What does it mean that we live in a secular society, and how should we and our children engage with this secular culture? James K. A. Smith, professor of philosophy at Calvin College, recently gave a fascinating talk on that topic. CLICK...Keep Reading
The end of another school year is here, and it's been another great year! With Summer here, means it's time to change schedules, set new routines and ensure that everyone is taken care of for the summer. It's never easy and as kids get older, the routine changes constantly. Here are some of my tried and true tips that make for a relaxing summer and an even smoother transit...Keep Reading
When asked to write a blog about "Fresh Start: Tips to Getting Each Day Started Right," I had no idea where to start. No fantastic five-point outline that would cause anyone to have a life changing transformation to the start of his or her day. No resounding revelation. Then, at 4:45am (no typoAM) as I looked up at the sky that was glittered with stars, it hit me. This is ...Keep Reading
As teachers we are constantly trying to bring out the best in our students. One of may passions is to encourage and see them excel in finding the leader within themselves. Here are a couple of tips that I have found to be helpful in cultivating natural leadership. Tip #1: Give students a task that matches their skill set.Once you find out what a child enjoys use that to g...Keep Reading
The Benefits of placing your Two year old in an early Academic setting...Keep Reading
As TBCA seeks ACSI accredidation, we strive to keep our staff and families up to date on what accredidation means for us as a school and to share important information and counsel from ACSI. Check out this article (link below) from ACSI President,Dan Egeler, EdD. Is the Grass Always Greener?...Keep Reading
The Gift of Failure A couple of years ago I was talking with a young college professor who worked mainly with freshmen in college. We were discussing ways to ensure that college freshmen are successful. In preparation for that fall, she had been told that almost one-third of all college freshmen come to college so ill-prepared that they do not survive their first year. I i...Keep Reading
Mrs. Veigh gives us a look into what makes teaching Preschool a joy! ...Keep Reading