Pittsburgh's Mister Rogers conjures up ideals of kindness, patience, and optimism. Those of us who grew up in his Neighborhood of Make-Believe are well-versed in his lessons on sharing, friendship, and inclusivity. We all know and love him for being the every-child advocate he was. The name Fred ... » Learn More about Attitudes are Caught, Not Taught: The Fred Method & Future of Learning
This post is sponsored by The Allstate Foundation. All opinions are my own. This November ushers in my 40th year on the planet. When I recall some of my best times, those beloved teenage years immediately come rushing back. Turning 13 was exhilarating! Turning 16 was freedom! Turning 18 ... » Learn More about I Forgot How Hard It Is Being a Teenager
“Often, when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” Fred Rogers I love me some Mister Rogers. He always had a knack of saying so much with so few words. He just...got it. I remember watching him as a child (what's up, crayon factory!) and ... » Learn More about Mister Rogers Says Tomorrow is Today
Last year, more than 3 in 4 educators (77%) dedicated at least seven “extra” hours to their jobs above and beyond the required work week. If you're a teacher, you're nodding your head in solidarity. Also, 66% of millennial educators identified personal finances as their number one ... » Learn More about LifeChanger of the Year
This is a post sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association and SparkySchoolhouse.org. Unless you live under a rock (which actually sounds like a fabulous idea right about now), you're familiar with the TV show This is Us. And if you're familiar with the show, you're probably ... » Learn More about Turn Off Your Crock Pot!