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Religion. Politics. Sexual Orientation. Breastfeeding. Abortion. Homeschooling. Salary. Buy or lease. Immigration. Organic.  In no particular order, these are some of the topics of conversation that I generally avoid talking about with complete strangers or getting in to verbal duels on Facebook about.  Sure, if you are in my inner circle, you might know how […]

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This is the second post in a three-part series on New Year’s Resolutions for next school year. The first post was about communication; the second post was about trying something completely out of your comfort zone. My students, my own children, and my husband will all back me up on this: I am never funny on purpose.  […]

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Music (and the arts) are comfort food for the soul, the mind and the body. They nourish us in ways most don’t think about or recognize, but we love and turn to them when we are happy, sad or contemplative. They are staples in all our lives. We can’t live without music and the arts […]

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Ed. note: this essay was reprinted from American Educator, Summer 2014. In the 1954 novel The Horse and His Boy, part of “The Chronicles of Narnia” series by C. S. Lewis, an aristocratic young lady from a country called Calormen is called upon to relate her tale. Lewis describes the lady’s audience as listening avidly, […]

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This is the second post in a three-part series on New Year’s Resolutions for next school year.  The first post was about communication; this post is about trying something completely out of your comfort zone; stay tuned for part three, which is about being fun.   There is a woman running down the block, finish line […]