See for yourself – Are you REALLY smarter than a 5th grader?

It’s almost high-stakes testing time again for students all across our land. Have you ever wondered if YOU are smarter than a 5th grader? Let’s find out…

Try it for yourself. Really. Give it a try. I dare you 😉


Here are a few student assessment examples used in Colorado (These are best viewed on a computer, not smartphone or tablet):

How did you do?
Please leave a comment after you take a practice exam or two – I would love to hear your thoughts!

Quote & Question: little or BIG?

Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs, Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. – Dale Carnegie


I believe I understand the point Mr. Carnegie was trying to make but my question for you is,

How do you balance “little jobs” and “BIG jobs”?

My mind jumps to balancing “details” and “VISION”.

3 Things to Talk to Your Kids About BEFORE Watching the Super Bowl

I came across this nugget from the folks at Common Sense Media and wanted to share before the big game. They suggest talking with your kids about body image, marketing, and violence.


Did they nail it? Do you agree with all of their suggestions? Would you add or change anything?

I hope you have a SUPER day with your loved ones!

Quote and Question: All I care about is ___

All I care about is _______.”
If you can’t complete it, you’re just going through the motions.

A person going in many directions ends up going nowhere.


All credit for this post goes to Dan Rockwell, Leadership Freak:

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Quote and Question: Is your job secure?

The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual.
Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!
– Earl Nightingale


Who owns your career?

Is your job secure?