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New Journey….

For now this blog is on a hiatus… I started on a new journey – one for my son who happens to have autism. Join me on a yearlong journey of self-discovery and explanation… http://366daysofautism.wordpress.com/ Advertisements

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Back to the Basics – Shoes Included

I love beginnings. I really do – fresh faces, fresh approaches, fresh pens, fresh undies. Let’s be honest here – new underwear and socks are THE DEAL. The school year began two weeks ago and I finally caught a breath … Continue reading

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The Fruits of Testing

My children recently came home with their Iowa Assessments. As usual, both were concerned that their ‘bold, black lines’ didn’t go into the 90th percentile like many of their friends. Commence questioning, “I guess I’m not very smart.” “I’m sorry … Continue reading

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We don’t all belong here…but, we all belong here.

It’s been some time since I’ve posted, certainly not because I don’t have anything to post. My mind has not gone blank – in fact, quite the opposite. It’s been a busy semester – a wonderful semester. I’ve been able … Continue reading

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Teacher continually in training…Joshua, Luke, and Plato

I love beginnings – all kinds of beginnings…new babies, new relationships, new marriages, new jobs, new friends, and of course new semesters (or school years). The beginning of something is usually filled with anticipation and excitement; of nervous energy and … Continue reading

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Enlightened Entitlement

Well…present time is over, it’s time to put away the tree, and final grades have been entered. Time to begin again…. Oh wait, not quite yet. There is this new phenomenon that is happening to college professors across the country. … Continue reading

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What’s the rush?

It’s finals time in University land. A strange time filled with out of control tired laughter and tears (often simultaneously). Immense amounts of caffeine. Struggling students and professors, alike. All of us – in one boat, rushing to get it … Continue reading

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