At 1107 Nashville Avenue in Sheffield, Alabama sits a modest abode. It was home to my grandparents, my father and his two sisters for more than 50-years. Not only did is serve as the gathering place for our fifteen family members to celebrate during the holidays, but it was a summer retreat for me,
I think a lot of fire service instructors depend on the connection they create with the student to determine successes or failures with their delivery. Being connected as a class can produce outcomes that exceed all expectations of what the group might have originally thought. I recently
Teaching in the adult/professional learning environment has many similarities to providing instructional guidance in the K-12 learning setting. In both arenas, the end goal remains the same—learning or behavior modification.
In the adult learning environment, there are many tools, strategies, and
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Whoever invented protein shakes, as an alternative to a warm savory breakfast, should be shamed for denying the joy of eggs, cheese grits and pancakes on their plate. On the days I opt to eat on the road during my new hour-plus commute, I stop at McDonald’s
I said “goodbye.” It was a different kind of goodbye than what we had shared with each other in the past. It felt more finite. I knew that THIS goodbye meant that I was transitioning into a new version of me!
I woke up this morning having to will myself to get out of bed. This is highly unusual for