Jena Ball – The Heart of Kindness

    Sometimes, when you’re focusing on the day-to-day aspects of teaching – making sure the kids have their supplies, covering the material in your lesson plans, coping with a lost book or an upset student – it’s easy to forget that...

Jena Ball – Stories, Quilts and Kindness

  Click HERE or on the image above to watch a video from CritterKin’s Quilting for Kindness Project  Story Quilts are something that I’ve been using for two years now. They give kids a creative way to think about and share their reactions to the...

Jena Ball – There’s Something About Rainbows

The flight from Raleigh, North Carolina to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport was short, comfortable and drenched in late afternoon sunlight until we began our descent. Then rain clouds abruptly reduced visibility to zero and we had a wet and rocky ride until we...

Karin Lippert – What is the DNA of a Great School?

  Click HERE or on the Image Above to watch the Interview with Dana Ziegler and Christina Luce   What is in the DNA of a Great School? Nate Perry Elementary Has IT! THE INGREDIENTS 1. Teach acceptance, tolerance, being mindful, kindness and community as part...