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Friday Thoughts: The Kindness of Others #SOL22

This was meant for Two Writing Teachers Slice of Life on Tuesday. I'm in such a funk right now that now it's on Friday. I don't know. Things are different this year. Maybe it's the fact I sound like my... Continue Reading →

Day 21 – Just Be Polite #SOLC22

Note: A slice from the lockdown portion of the pandemic with some flavor added to it. Part One: 2020 Today, we worked a full shift today at our local food pantry and each time I'm in, I learn a lesson.... Continue Reading →

Civility – it’s a thing #SOL20

One of the many emails I've received this year was from Daniel Pink. He runs an email group where he sends out a short video every other week called "The Pinkcast". It's set to introduce us to an expert, give... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: The Art of Noticing

Do we notice people around us? Really notice? #walkingbymakingnoeyecontact In late August, my sixth graders and I watched a TedTalk by Angela Maiers titled You Matter. I've seen this TedTalk with various classes and always pull a little something new from... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – Damn Kids Anyway

I'm not usually a Grinchy kind of person, but this Christmas season I have been. I'm not buying into anything the season has to offer, and as I watch kids stress and adults stress, it makes the cabin in the... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Sometimes, The Universe Sets You Straight

Our daughters are 19 and 17, a college sophomore and high school senior. One is currently with Rockwell Collins for six months, doing software engineering during her coop, the other really hasn't decided on where she'd like to go to... Continue Reading →

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