Stop Bullying at Its Source

The Solution to Bullying Begins with Kindness “Be kind to unkind people. They often need it the most.” Bullying is a catchall phrase for behavior that results when children (and adults) have no other way to express their pain, anger and frustration than by...

The Mistify Girls

The story I’m about to share with you is true. It’s also a perfect illustration of why I cherish what I do. It was late January and still quite chilly when I arrived at South Elementary School in Mooresville, North Carolina. There I was enthusiastically welcomed by...

Going Awry

Audio version: https://soundcloud.com/critterkin-jena/going-awry How many of you have direct experience with of the old adage, “The best made plans of mice and men often go awry?” When it comes to teaching, I think that saying should be changed to read, “The best made...

Your Reputation Precedes You

Click on the Image Above to Learn More Launching new fundraisers makes me nervous.  I’ve created a project I’m excited to share, but what’s the best way to do that? We’ve all encountered entrepreneurs who can’t seem to stop talking about their ideas, and the thought...