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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