Combating the ‘Fizzle Out’ of Team Members

(Originally written and posted for www.cubedliving.com; April 9, 2018) By: Emma K. Marvel During my time as an educator in Texas,  I came across all sorts of acronyms, approaches, and systems that are touted to be phenomenal for producing "student engagement." For Example: Kahoot, Plickers, Screen-castify, TRTW, TPRS, Gamification, Total Immersion, Realia, Project-based Learning, Comprehensible Input … Continue reading Combating the ‘Fizzle Out’ of Team Members

Two Fundamental Goals of A Right-Thinking Leader

By: Emma K. Marvel   (Website: MoreThanRubies.blog) (Originally written and posted for http://www.cubedliving.com; February 12th, 2018) In my endless pursuit of searching for what is and is NOT a biblical practice of leadership, I’ve come to realize that all “best practices” and researched or tested leadership principles can be founded and related to an example of … Continue reading Two Fundamental Goals of A Right-Thinking Leader

Every.Human.Ever.

"I recently read a sentence that stood out to me, and it made me think of every human ever to grace the face of this bright blue ball of a planet…it went like this:  “To expect him to deny that fierce nature of his—given to him by God Himself— is perhaps expecting too much of [him].”  (Taken from “The Triumph” by Gene Edwards) ..."

TODAY, WAS A DOOZIE: 2/27/17

**Warning: This post is female specific--and not suitable for anyone who has not experienced the joy of puberty... ___________________________________ Today. Today was a Doozie. AND not the cookie type... There’s nothing else to call it. It was quite possibly the worst day I’ve lived through in the last 2 years.  I am SO glad it … Continue reading TODAY, WAS A DOOZIE: 2/27/17

You Tarzan, Me not Jane…

Before I EVEN begin this post---please for the love of all that is inspirational—watch this movie trailer...   The Legend of Tarzan (2016) (NOT the cartoon version) https://youtu.be/aA9eTnJS03s "A normal man can do the impossible to save the woman he loves. My husband is no normal man." O.M.G we love it! So——after seeing this movie, I … Continue reading You Tarzan, Me not Jane…

Divine Appointments: Are we Ready for Them?

Originally written:  2/11/17  First off---watch/listen to this awesome inspiration!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVkcfI6E6Vw   Exactly one week ago, I decided to ask the teacher in the classroom next to mine if she would go to a Premier Jewelry spring fashion show with me in Houston. I met her my first year teaching, but then she left, and now … Continue reading Divine Appointments: Are we Ready for Them?