Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Sounds in Silence

I think it’s fine, really, that some of these toys have gone by the wayside. However, I am grateful that my son can experience some of the things I grew up with; it’s nice to know that, although he probably won’t need to dial a rotary phone or look at his watch, he will at least know of a time when those things were an important part of life and how we communicated and played. Continue reading

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Emboldened by Examples

When all of that blew up, I became even more entrenched in my belief that children deserve for adults to do the maximum to protect each child. Continue reading

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Many Ways to Do a Thing

I’ve learned different, and sometimes better, ways of doing things in each of the places I’ve been-how to cook in Jiangmen, China, how to be humbled in the Dumka district of India, how to navigate in Hong Kong, how to revere in Greece. My heart opened more and more as I learned, grew, learned, grew, learned. Continue reading

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Praising and Pushing

The item of note, though is this: when it came to praising us, Hubster’s parents were very open with their praise, and mine were more reserved. My parents pushed me to work really hard, and Hubster’s parents made it very clear that they just wanted him to be content and happy. That’s not a fault of either side, and it certainly isn’t to say that my parents didn’t want me to be happy and content, or that his parents didn’t want to push him hard. We just came away hearing different things: loud and clear. Continue reading

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Inquiry of History

Inquiry seems to have caught on rather quickly lately. Continue reading

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The Dark Ages of Tech

I may be getting older, out-of-step, or becoming a technology luddite. But do I really need to read on Facebook about “my boyfriend’s underarm hair was stuck to my deodorant?” Continue reading

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Minority Teacher Shortage

Have you noticed a lack of diversity in your buildings? How do you feel that affects the students in your school? Continue reading

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