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Anatomy of a teaching point

I received this text from a colleague this morning: What is the “how” in this teaching point? She queried. I read the part right under “Name your teaching point.” I thought about it. I have not read this entire lesson.  … Continue reading

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Culmination 2016

It has been nearly an entire year since I first walked through the gates of the Sweetest Little School by the Sea to serve as the Principal. It has been a year filled with so much wonderful my heart can hardly … Continue reading

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Trust

The very word calls up ISSUES “Trust me,” whispers in shadows. . . “even though I may not be trustworthy.” “Trust me,” murmurs behind closed door. . . “because I’m not willing to share the truth.” “I don’t think I … Continue reading

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Kahoot! Why I Blog

This evening I learned something new!  I was just sitting down to write my blog post for the day and I came across this blog by Chris at Reading Amidst the Chaos.  I hadn’t ever heard of Kahoot! before. I … Continue reading

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Write like this: Lame Blog Post Day

A lame Slice of Life would be the moment you decide you are going to write this one long sentence then go out and figure out how your third vacation day will go because you had a great idea for … Continue reading

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One Mile Matters

“Come on, Aury! You can do it!” Yelled the parents waiting at the finish line.  “Push, push, push!” encouraged one mom. In came three more students, Justin, Javier, Kara.  “Nine minutes, fifteen seconds,” said the teacher keeping time. Sweat pooled … Continue reading

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Light & Home

“Welcome to the Point Market,” –  he says with a heavy East Indian accent. The man with the turban who just so happens to own the market on the corner where everyone goes when they’ve forgotten anything. We smile. We … Continue reading

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