(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
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
"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) ..."
"Remember back to the days when everyone asked you what you wanted to be when you "grew up?" Well, those days it was simple, you answered with whatever activity you were currently the most passionate about or enthralled with. I myself had two options, the way I saw it. "
Since moving to Chattanooga my husband of 7.5 years and I have discovered that we are going to become parents! It’s so very exciting, and unnerving because not only did our job titles shift in the 13 hour move from Texas but now our home titles will shift as well—and not just once but twice. … Continue reading Preggo-Brain, Bear with Me!
I am still caught off guard, shocked, and then the following feeling is amazement as I drive around my new city, Chattanooga. (TN)
Dearest Readers: As you may well know or maybe not--I have moved to Chattanooga, TN to pursue a leadership role as a Program Director of a new faith-based leadership program called Cubed Living. This post has everything to do with my new goals and focus, and I hope that as adventurers through this decade with … Continue reading Learning Leadership 101
**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
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…
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?