Humanity Moments

Humanity Moments

Humanity Moments! (Oh, the Humanity!) This week has been a beautiful blur. No other way to describe it.  I was holding it all together, so to speak (a.k.a. not crying). Well, maybe a tear or two were shed here and there.  So much technology.  Wanting to do everything...
Adventures in Technology

Adventures in Technology

Sink or swim! Jump in with both feet! Dive right in! Thrown into the deep end! My 5th grade Literature class had been studying idioms prior to the break. As I think about our new way of learning — especially in regards to technology — as a school...
Glimmers of Hope

Glimmers of Hope

One of my kids pulls up her distance learning plan and immediately starts to cry. She misses her friends. She misses her teacher! She’s a little unsure how to start her work. As I gently explain she has a week to work on her plan, and she can break it down each day,...
Heroes, Guides and Stories of Transformation

Heroes, Guides and Stories of Transformation

Imagine your kids are in college, sitting around a dining hall table over lunch with their friends. They’re all about the same age, but they’re from different backgrounds and parts of the country. Their childhoods looked different from each other, but one huge event...
From Paragon to Pariah to Persuaded

From Paragon to Pariah to Persuaded

Frame of reference is a key concept, the apprehension and appreciation of which is of practical help both in the science classroom and in daily life. When I ask my Earth Science students why the geocentric view of our planetary system endured for so long, with some...
Get Lost!

Get Lost!

Everyone should get lost. At least, for a short season. I’m not talking about getting lost spiritually or losing your core beliefs. I am talking about getting literally lost. Being out of your element and in over your head.  There is something about being willing to...
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