Encouragement

HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE

By |2023-10-06T11:05:21-06:00October 6th, 2023|

Dale Carnegie's classic book How to Win Friends and Influence People has helped my teaching as much as anything I've ever read. I can't recommend it highly enough. I've worn out two copies over the last 40 years and I'm working on number three. Get this book! Here are the [...]

TRADITIONAL SONGS IN SPANISH

By |2023-09-03T14:50:43-06:00August 16th, 2023|

Here is the set list for the gig at Backyard Tap in Loveland. I sang Spanish songs with professional musicians Dave Kaufman and Roy Berliner for an hour, and then folk and light rock songs in English. Great fun! We sang a compilation of traditional songs in Spanish that [...]

HOW TO FINANCE YOUR CLASSROOM LIBRARY

By |2024-02-07T19:40:39-07:00June 29th, 2023|

Laura, a beginning teacher, writes: "I would love to use some of your books and start some FVR, How do I do that if the school doesn't have extra money to buy books for FVR and books to read together?" Good question, and one that I get asked a [...]

EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS: THE STARFISH STORY

By |2023-05-07T19:22:11-06:00May 7th, 2023|

The Starfish Story (Author Unknown) While walking along the beach one morning, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking up something, and throwing it into the ocean. As he got closer, he saw it was a young man, picking up starfish one by one, and [...]

PREDICTABLE PASSWORD PROBLEMS

By |2022-12-19T12:14:38-07:00December 19th, 2022|

A teacher I am coaching sent this series of messages the other day: Hi Bryce, Today I had a student that rushed in the room and did not say the password. Has this ever happened to you? I was standing at my door and she just walked in without saying it. [...]

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