Tag Archives: #kindness

How Do You Get Beyond The Choir?

This question to myself after reading some blogs, “When you preach to the choir, who hears you?” inspired me to write. Rarely are my ideas in isolation; whether influenced by subbing in a classroom, a conversation with colleagues, an a-ha … Continue reading

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Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood: A Kinder Time

In a kinder world Mr. Rogers reigned Supreme. His neighborhood envisioned wonder, curiosity, joy and inclusion. Topics surfaced and Mr. Rogers didn’t shy away. But he approached them with respect and gentleness; listening and no bickering. He had lots of … Continue reading

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The Day After MLK Day

I subbed in second grade today, a day after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. To my delight I was asked to read to the class. And right away I knew what read alouds I would choose! I went to my … Continue reading

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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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Books, Bibliotherapy and Patience

From the time I put a book in my hands and read about someone else’s life I knew this would be transformative for me! And it has. Instead of wallowing in self pity (many opportunities for that) I read about … Continue reading

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Marking Milestones

I gauge time from the milestones in my life. I would say, if I can still recall them now, they have had an even more profound effect on my life then I imagined. There have of course been many personal … Continue reading

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It Can Be Up To Us

I have been thinking about my friends at The Not Perfect Hat Club club and their mission to raise awareness, and our responsibility, as educators to create an environment that includes all learners. We all have had children whose differences … Continue reading

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