Persevere: It’s what we do

This week I was more excited than ever to (lightly) assist in delivering a workshop by my good friend Lisa. Lisa would be the main event and I could enjoy learning from her. I know what a solid wealth of knowledge she is, so I was thrilled to be able to see her in action. […]

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Authentic Morning Meetings

Morning Meetings provide students a chance to check in with a peer group to get their day started. This is an important beginning for students so they can individually be greeted by their teachers and every adult is making contact with every child in the building. It gives students a chance to feel significant. I […]

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Beyond Blue Jeans

May 16th 2018 North Carolina teachers rallied together to make sure our legislators were listening. While some closed their doors hoping we would go away, others opened their doors to hear what we had to say. Many said this was just to line the pockets of greedy teachers. Others have said this was an effort […]

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The “Woot Woot Cart” ~ an authentic gesture!

Almost everybody likes to play Santa Claus! Bearing gifts to others, doesn’t sound like a bad idea…or does it? The expression “Be careful Greeks carrying a joyous bounty endowments” from the myth of Laocoön, minister of Troy, who, in Virgil’s Aeneid, did whatever it took not to acknowledge the Trojan horse. This descends from the […]

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