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The Cub Way #SOL18

108 years. 2016 was a glorious year. I had cancer ripped from my body, a stroke did minimal damage to my brain, and the Cubs won the World Series! This last Christmas, I received the book, The Cub Way: The Zen... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Class Precepts

If you are a fan of the book, Wonder, then you know about class precepts. Mr. Browne would post one of these rules to live by each month and the students would discuss it, trying to gain their own meaning from the... Continue Reading →

Snow Day = Uniquely Perfect #SOL18

Last Friday was a snow day, a glorious, beautiful snow day. I don't know how many snow days I've had over my career, but last Friday was one that was special. I can't explain why it what it was. We... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: “The Worth is in the Act.”

A week ago, I finished a book titled, $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, by Kathryn J. Edin. It was a long, hard read for me, because much of what they talking about in this book, I would... Continue Reading →

“Why can’t we just read?” #SOL

That's been the mantra of my eighth graders the last couple of days during reading/language arts class. We started The Light in the Forest and the first time we did a little writing activity, the cry went up: Why can't we just... Continue Reading →

I Know All Five Secrets Now! #SOL

Finally, I know the secrets! 🙂 Ok, so six months ago, I wrote about the book, The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, by John Izzo, Ph.D. At that point, I'd only read through two of the secrets: be... Continue Reading →

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