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Memories of An Educator: The Presence

This is the fourth in a series of posts: Memories of an Educator. Unlike the previous reflections, this one celebrates a teacher, a unique and dedicated teacher of many, many years. She was indeed a presence. She didn’t merely enter a room, she presented herself. Everything about her was deliberate—purposeful: her walk, the words she chose […]

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Throw Momma From The Train

I Hope You Say “Yes”

Classroom Management1 After reconnecting with a former student yesterday, I began thinking back on my last years as a classroom teacher. I recall several other amazing students, and wonder what has become of them. I especially recall one guy, Andy, a sixth grader. All of the teachers who taught him (and I mean they all chimed in) said […]

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Trinity College Library

Never Tell Steve…

When we travel to a new city, we just walk, walk, walk. We walk everywhere. Such was the case when we arrived in Dublin, Ireland. Ah! I loved Ireland! Our walkabout took us unexpectedly to the campus of Trinity College which was established in 1592. These are just two of the photos I shot while […]

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pedal desk

Fidget to Learn

I recently stumbled across these pedal desks, in which students pedal as they work. I had no idea these existed, and I find this very curious as a tool to help children who are hyperactive and have a difficult time focusing their attention.

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