My first foray into social media came with the advent of MySpace. It was pretty simple, really; you post some random thoughts, some low-resolution photos and chuckle at the end result. Not surprisingly, there was also a huge outburst of concern over how predators could track down our kids. Almost as quickly as MySpace appeared, Read More
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Many parents and educators are concerned that children will not retain knowledge and skills over the summer in today’s highly academic and competitive society.  This often leads to signing children up for loads of classes, camps and activities to fill their every summertime hour. Parents will seek, and teachers will sometimes recommend: workbooks, apps, games, Read More
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It is important to teach children to be kind! I believe teaching is about preparing our students for the future. That includes modeling and teaching them how to be kind, respectful and productive human beings. In a time where people seem to forget how to disagree in a respectful way, I think it is important Read More
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While perusing the shelves of the elementary library, I came across a children’s novel that I had forgotten about. Instantly, I was flooded with warm memories of The Tale of Despereaux. If you’re not familiar with this children's book-turned animated film, let me fill you in. This story follows the adventures of a smaller than Read More
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Imagine arriving each morning to a school where some people know your name. Some people might know who your teacher is, or what grade you’re in. Imagine feeling jumbled in a large population of people mostly your age who don’t really know you. Do they care about you? Do you matter? Are you important? Now, Read More
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