Embrace The Imperfect Student – A “No More Perfect Kids” Reflection (Cross-posted)


Here is the full text of my guest blog post on Dr. Kathy’s blog last week. I am so honored to be guest blogging over there! — I am honored to be blogging here today! Lately, I have been reading No More Perfect Kids by Dr. Kathy Koch and Jill Savage. The story below tumbled out and onto the screen … Read More

RandyEmbrace The Imperfect Student – A “No More Perfect Kids” Reflection (Cross-posted)

Honoring Mrs. Pierson – My Guest Post On DrKathyKoch.Com


Today I wrote a guest blog post for Dr. Kathy Koch titled, “Embrace The Imperfect Student – A “No More Perfect Kids” Reflection.” I was honored by Dr. Kathy for the opportunity to honor one of my favorite teachers, Mrs. Pierson! A quote from my post: The one thing that kept me from losing heart, and giving up, in the … Read More

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I’m A “No More Perfect Kids” Dude

So what’s a handsome single middle-aged dude with no children doing with a book like this? I’m rockin’ bloggin’ through it, that’s what! I will be bringing an important perspective (if I do say so myself) of how valuable this book is from a single person’s, and community, perspective. Starting on March 12th, and at least through April, I will … Read More

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Kathyism #58 – “T.A.R.G.E.T.”

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Kathyism #58 – “T.A.R.G.E.T.” Kathy writes: In today’s video, I take a few minutes to briefly summarize the last six videos where I presented things we can change so motivation increases. I spelled out an acronym that can help us remember what to think about when our children and students demonstrate apathy rather than the motivation and energy we hope … Read More

RandyKathyism #58 – “T.A.R.G.E.T.”

Kathyism #57 – “Increasing Motivation: Changing Time”


Making changes to the normal routine can often increase motivation. There can be a positive adrenaline rush. Even the initial stress some students may feel can motivate them. So, change up the time. This can include the time of day something is done, how you use a 50-minute class period, the length of assignments, how much time you spend on … Read More

RandyKathyism #57 – “Increasing Motivation: Changing Time”