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Melt my heart

Last week at school we celebrated the spring season with a day of activities and fun for the children. One of the included activities was face painting. Each child got to choose what they wanted. In my class, there was a tiger, a crown, a rainbow, a dragon… all the usual suspects in the realm

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“Teachers teach more by what they are than by what they say.”

I picked up this quote from thinkexist.com. It resonated loud and clear with me on this beautiful Friday afternoon. So I ask you, “What did you teach this week?” Did you teach  patience, understanding, joy of learning, beauty of questioning, desire to conquer? Or, did you teach frustration, stress, anxiety, overwhelm, surface learning? Reflect for

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When the man turns 50

You could look back over the last 50 years with the eye of a detective, or with the mind of a poet. You could make your political and historical observations. You could list accomplishments of mankind or tragedies of nature. But if you were turning 50, what would you do? Perhaps I should ask, what

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Love and the new baby

Here we are- the weekend of Valentine’s Day. Yippee! It wasn’t always this way you know. My life wasn’t always filled with the abundance of love I now feel. After all, what trumps a husband, two kids, a cat AND a dog? Throw in 24 kindergarten students who think I hung the moon, and well,

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