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Dede Rittman
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Author of Grady Gets Glasses www.gradygetsglasses.com and Student Teaching: The Inside Scoop from a Master Teacher; www.dederittman.com
Author of Grady Gets Glasses www.gradygetsglasses.com and Student Teaching: The Inside Scoop from a Master Teacher; www.dederittman.com

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"There are no traffic jams on the extra mile." Zig Ziglar
In Education,teachers often go "the extra mile" to help students to be successful. Countless teachers give up their planning time and lunch time numerous times throughout their careers to give that struggling student just a little more help, time, and encou...
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"Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription." Val Saintsbury
I just spent an entire week in the hospital for diverticulitis.  This hospital stay was not on my calendar, and when it happened, I was sure I would be in and out in a few days, like I was with my emergency appendectomy two years ago. I was wrong. Seven day...
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"Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story." Josh Shipp
I really enjoy sharing thoughts on Education and stories of inspiration in my weekly post.  This week is no exception.  I met a 94 year old veteran named Wally on the CBS Evening news on September 5. Wally was in the Navy in WW II,  a fighter pilot in Korea...
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"80 percent of success is showing up." - Woody Allen
A school district in Muskogee, OK, has announced that it will be enforcing a state law that calls for fining students $250 for missing school repeatedly with no valid reason.  Students could also be imprisoned for 15 days.  Parents are not happy.  No kiddin...
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"Teachers open the door,, You enter by yourself." Chinese Proverb
And so, it is "Back to School" time again.  The ominous advertisements started before July 4th, and now the time has arrived.  Teachers can't believe vacation went by so quickly, and neither can the students!  Some are stuck in the before school "Land of th...
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"Golf inspires us to try things we never thought we could do."
My readers know that I coached Varsity Boys' Golf for 33 years, and I have written many times about the lessons of the game.  Indeed, the game of golf is so much like life!  I also taught many students with special needs during my 37 years in the classroom,...
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