May 2017

#YouMatter: Two Words Mom Most Wants to Hear

By |May 12th, 2017|

This weekend we celebrate the wonder of motherhood. Mothers give birth to us, feed us, clothe us, raise us to be strong and kind, and […]

Printers MATTER

By |May 4th, 2017|

I have been in the market for a new printer for my small business for quite some time, and I must admit, Xerox was not the first brand that came to mind.  I […]

February 2017

3 Reasons Why Mattering Is the Agenda, or Should Be!

By |February 20th, 2017|


WHY MAKE MATTERING THE AGENDA in your workplace, school and local community?  This is like asking, why breathe air, drink water and eat food? Once the […]

Explaining Personal Branding to Students

By |February 7th, 2017|


You are a brand, this is not something many of us as adults understand, because of that it is most likely a conversation we are not having with our students but need to have! This […]

January 2017

Genius Matters: 30 Lessons That Liberate Genius #choose2matter

By |January 24th, 2017|


I have spent my whole career in the presence of genius; surrounded by teachers, leaders and students. Nothing excites me more than seeing someone fiercely own their genius after realizing the world needs their particular […]

December 2016

Ask Your Kids, “What is a Genius?”

By |December 7th, 2016|


What is a Genius? We ask students this all the time. Their responses are very simple at first, but once they dig in, they come up with some profound ideas. What happens when parents have […]

Every Workplace Needs a YOU MATTER Cart

By |December 1st, 2016|


A few weeks ago, Darcy Neymeyer, a school counselor at Villas Elementary in Fort Myers, Florida, shared photos of their novel concept: a “You Matter Cart.” Stacked with recently donated foods and drinks to be […]

November 2016

Reflecting on Thankfulness: A Teacher’s Story

By |November 21st, 2016|

So often we are faced with unusual circumstances in life and we have to dig deep down and ask ourselves: when overcome with adversity, how do I determine what matters to me? Who in my […]

July 2016

Choosing to Celebrate Life on the Anniversary of Death

By |July 31st, 2016|

There are days we celebrate, that we remember to remember, to cherish and to be grateful for. Today, I will remember, cherish and be grateful, even though […]

Staples Does “Less” Best for Back-to-School

By |July 12th, 2016|

A year ago, I partnered with Staples to highlight its “Designed By Students” collection of school supplies. The classroom teacher in me got […]