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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

We are all guilty of complaining about the weather…….Or to say it plainly, we are all guilty of complaining about a problem we see.  Are you also the first to be a part of the solution?  Earlier this week I read a comment on a Facebook post about a problem in my community.  After reading the...Read more

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

November 15, National Philanthropy Day, provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving – how it has enhanced our civic society, as well as what there still is to do. The Association of Fundraising Professionals values Educating Youth to Understand the Importance of Philanthropy....Read more

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Give a big bright smile or a little of your time.
These are very welcome gifts that won't cost you a dime. 
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

I began my teaching career later in life than many other educators. I brought life experiences into the classroom that helped me realize that something was missing in my students’ lives. It seemed that school was just a place for them to bide their time~it didn’t have a purpose. For this reason...Read more

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fifteen years ago the United Nations set Millennium Goals including the global challenge to end poverty and hunger in 15 years. With that challenge, poverty was decreased, but now they are setting new goals, and the Gates Foundation is upping the challenge with its...Read more

Thursday, November 12, 2015

As we approach the holidays and GivingTuesday, this is a great time to focus attention on giving and generosity. While media is focusing on giving physical gifts to one another, classroom lessons teach "giving" kindness and generosity toward one another and for the greater good.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

This summer, the Supreme Court made a strong statement for human rights and determined that same sex marriage is a Constitutional right. Most schools were out of session, so this historic decision may not have come up yet in your classroom discussions. Not only is this a teachable moment about...Read more