Author Archives: faige

What Differentiation Looks Like: one size doesn’t fit all

I am a learner! I wear that mantle with pride. I know that there is more to learn, even after thirty-eight years of teaching and now in my fourth year of subbing. February will be a busy month of subbing. … Continue reading

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Finding Your “WHY”

It’s been an interesting week and a half. After an invigorating week of subbing when school resumed in January, I came down with a cold, a virus that knocked me out. Just beginning to feeling back to my old self. … Continue reading

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Framing School As An Adventure

Who would have thought I’d be spending the first week after “Winter Break” subbing. Well here I was, the substitute in first grade, Monday through Thursday and then in kindergarten on Friday! To say it was tiring, exhilarating, filled with … Continue reading

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I Know I’ll Never Walk Alone

Worried, but for naught. First “winter break” holiday season, without my munchkins (grandkids). My heart palpitated, so quickly, no breath, what would I do? What would it be like? First winter break without my munchkins. Silly me, angst was real, … Continue reading

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OLW2019 Connecting/Connect/Connections

It’s December 29, 2018. My nephews’ birthday. One is 21 today. The other is 22 years old today. Both born on the same day. A wonderful family story we use to tease them. It is one of our many family … Continue reading

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A Running Gag

A holiday post (sort of). A bit of humor. (If we can’t  laugh at ourselves, we take ourselves too seriously and then forget to laugh with others. Joy!)  A retiree shares. There is a running gag about my subbing days at … Continue reading

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A Week Of Subbing: A Week Of Learning

Two days back in kinder. Two days back in my old room. Two days of morning circle, math, literacy rotations. Two days of building, playing with friends. Two days so familiar, and yet so new! Two days of watching and … Continue reading

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