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Teaching Football
Saturday, October 29, 2016      28 comments

I have a student who has not advanced very much in his Math skills in four years. Although cooperative and pleasant, this 15-year old boy with a learning disability has not gained what many believed he would gain in comprehension of addition, s... Read more
Turning Sadness Upside Down!
Friday, October 28, 2016      29 comments

Today is a tiring day and part of a tough week. I was worn out on Wednesday, with much more week to come. I needed to ditch my disappointment. Here are the 7 things that I did: 1. I turned on some silly music, danced, and then I drank my w... Read more
Sewing with kids
Thursday, October 27, 2016      26 comments

Needles to watch, fabric on the floor, and lots of patience. But the children love learning to sew! Their little felt animals are so cute! I'm ... Read more
What a wonderful Wednesday!
Wednesday, October 26, 2016      27 comments

Another day full of people and Promise! What ever happens to you, remember that it's all good! Today is a great gift from our good God!... Read more
Kindergarten Wisdom
Tuesday, October 25, 2016      40 comments

Kindergarten political wisdom we can all understand! Today I talked with a young boy as he got off the bus. He was upset about a conversation that he... Read more
An Autumn Hike
Monday, October 24, 2016      36 comments

No need to drive an hour away, We’ll walk in the woods on this windy day. Up the dirt road and around the hill, Cool air on my face gives me a c... Read more
Dear Doctor
Sunday, October 23, 2016      29 comments

Dear Doctor Perez, Thank you for the tough talk that you gave me a few months ago. You have motivated me to make the needed changes in my diet. I had not taken all of the necessary steps to stay off of the medicine for controlling Type II D... Read more
Finding Forms of Motivation
Saturday, October 22, 2016      30 comments

Today I need some new motivation for a certain student. I know that it will have to be as different as I can come up with. Sometimes I am surprised at what will motivate a young man. ... Read more
Starting Each Day Right
Friday, October 21, 2016      27 comments

In order to make the most of my days , I start each one with the following: The Bible-I set my intention to live in peace and love. A prayer for helping strength. A song that lifts my heart and head. Exercise to motivate my body to move.... Read more
The last Kayak ride
Thursday, October 20, 2016      29 comments

Every year my friend Yvonne lets me keep my kayak at her lovely lake house. I drop it off in early May and pick it up in late October. Every week I go for a visit and a ride. Usually I have the lake to myself. I grew up with a summer cottag... Read more
Gentleness
Wednesday, October 19, 2016      38 comments

Remember to be kind and considerate today. Our attitude shapes the attitudes of others. There are people who will need to hear something to warm their hearts. ... Read more
Spreading a Positive Message!
Tuesday, October 18, 2016      30 comments

One way that I love to send positive messages at schools is to help my students create murals. The students pick the theme, we research ideas and then voila! Some of our themes in the past include Racing to Learn, Growing a Garden of Manners, ... Read more
Politics in the Classroom
Monday, October 17, 2016      31 comments

Currently I am teaching my student about voting and the three branches of government. One thing that I stay away from is taking a side. In the household where I teach, there are some very strong beliefs and politics are important. I stay aw... Read more
The Wise Old Owl and my Studies
Sunday, October 16, 2016      29 comments

Last weekend, I spent some time taking an online class for my school. It is a course that I have done before, so I kept the TV on as I worked. The news show helped me to understand the material. The Trump bus scandal was breaking, and I learn... Read more
Getting Out of My Own Way
Saturday, October 15, 2016      30 comments

Yesterday I felt the pain from my injuries, and as hard as I tried, I was not a pleasant person. The harder I worked, the less I got done. I needed to step away from my responsibilities and just relax. That is a tough one for me. ... Read more

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