Accept, Communicate, Trust: Building School Culture Through Improv

Curtain Raisers Improv ACT 2014 joni

Accept, Communicate, Trust: Building School Culture Through Improv It isn’t about being funny. Even if not on stage, students and educators are always improvising, making things up as we go. Photo by Joni James Having directed, performed, and studied improv Continue reading Accept, Communicate, Trust: Building School Culture Through Improv

Another Reason to Take Pride in My School

When I started teaching at Mt. Blue sixteen years ago, it was a great place to get a solid education.  It was a great place to play sports and perform on the stage.  It was a great place to attend Continue reading Another Reason to Take Pride in My School

Keeping It Simple: A New Year Begins

IT BEGINS. My ninth graders land a few scant hours from now.  They will be pie-eyed and bushy-tailed and full of mirth and whimsy.  They will be jaded and broken and waiting for someone, anyone, to let them out of Continue reading Keeping It Simple: A New Year Begins

TRUST: Good People Are Easy to Find

Good people are easy to find. If we believe in the inherent goodness of people, if we trust others will be there to help us when we stumble or struggle or just plain goof up, then they will be. The Continue reading TRUST: Good People Are Easy to Find