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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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That Slow Start: There’s No Rush

I subbed in kinder this week. My old room, my old partner and my old assistant. Old in terms of familiar and comfortable as our rhythm and old established synchronism was as if I never left! New stuff, new room … Continue reading

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Bystander vs Upstander

My day in 2nd Grade and a post from @gcouros here  gave me a focus for a thought and a reflection. I subbed in 2nd Grade on Friday and the students were working with their teacher on their “CHARTER” (looking at … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Time

I had a nostalgic moment yesterday when I brought home these boxes from my old classroom filled with my books. Years of teaching, my love of reading, lead to an extensive class library. My former teaching partner explained that due … Continue reading

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Do We Just Question Or Do We Make Changes?

This is the week I help out in my school with childcare for “faculty and staff children” as everyone is getting ready for students the day after Labor Day. I am one of the substitute teachers, a role that I am … Continue reading

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It’s Okay To Admit Fear

Summer is quickly winding down (or has already) for many teachers and students across the country. Here in Los Angeles many public and private schools have started; a few will be, in the next week or so. And on Twitter … Continue reading

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