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How We Teach our Children to Scream

   “Is that normal?” Jed asked, his face was a mixture of horror and concern as he watched a little boy scream his way out of the park. I smiled.  I think it was a saddened smile of understanding.  I … Continue reading

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The Most Influential Teacher

I spent a whole career having the wonderful privilege of being with kids.  From baby to late teen, I was invited to share in their journey into adulthood.  Typical of my learning pattern, I kind of went at it backwards. … Continue reading

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Pre-Kindergarten Logic and Reasoning Benchmarks

        How often are we frustrated when our child appears to refuse to learn the right way of performing a task?             We worry about our child’s ability to understand what we are demonstrating, or … Continue reading

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The Best Resolution

What we ARE teaches the students far more than what we say, so we must be what we want our students to become.                                 ——-from the Yoakum (Texas) Intermediate School We must be what we want our children to grow … Continue reading

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Two Criteria to Own a Gun

When you grow up on a ranch, with visiting cougars and coyotes, you probably grow up with guns.  I did.  Our guns were tools that were needed in our environment.  We hunted and about quarter of our protein came from … Continue reading

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THREE Christmas Lessons

There is only one gift I remember receiving as a child that has carried its emotional content through to this day.  When I look back, I realize that it wasn’t the gifts that gave me my memories, but the lessons … Continue reading

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Trudges and ZINGS

Trudge, Trudge, Trudge, . . . ZING . . . Trudge, Trudge, Trudge. For Sesame Street lovers, this may be a “blast from the past.”  Do you remember watching Sesame Street where the fuzzy caterpillar (as I remember it) slowly … Continue reading

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