Author Archives: faige

On My Mind

It’s so rare we get to do a “redo” and my role as a substitute teacher doesn’t mean I get a “redo” but it does give me time for “rethinks” or as bloggers call it “reflections!” On my mind as … Continue reading

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What I Learned Watching Hamilton: The Musical

I came home from seeing Hamilton and all I could think about was the “brilliance of the words;” the lyrics blew me away. It truly was “poetry in motion.” Not a fan of rap (a cacophony of noise unfamiliar to … Continue reading

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A Tree Is A Life, Save It

I’m not sure why this quote (mine and a 5th grade boy long forgotten) keeps ruminating in my head. In elementary school a long time ago I partnered up with a boy in my class to write and illustrate a … Continue reading

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My Name Is Faige

This is a little awkward to share because I can’t believe how long it has taken me to share this. Not only on my blog, but with my friends. I’ve covered up too long and it’s made me realize that … Continue reading

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Trust Me

Going through immigration and security control as I traveled through Thailand and Bali I thought of how often we say “trust me.” It popped up in my mind when I wondered what my response would be when I was asked … Continue reading

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It’s How You Look At It

I recently read this post from @gcouros and was so engaged in reflecting about the mindshift from “I got to” to “I get to” that I decided it was time to blog. I retired two years ago and always knew that I … Continue reading

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Wonder By Any Other Name

Before we called it makerspace, innovation, STEM or STEAM, we did it and called it “discovery/wonder” as students had fun exploring their world. That wonder would lead the learning. Students problem solved, wrote stories, read stories to family, teachers and … Continue reading

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