“We spend the first twelve months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk. And, we spend the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.”–Phyllis Diller This may sound super weird, but I love talking to people about their problems. I really don’t know what it is, but I just…

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As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation — either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.” –Martin Luther King, Jr. I hung up the phone with my best…

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“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” –Frederick Douglass One afternoon when school was over for the day, my daughter came into my classroom with such a sad expression on her little face. One…

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“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” –Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Ugh! This does not look good. As my children are asleep in their beds, they are completely unaware that I am totally stressing out. I mean, I just found out that I’m going to be…

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“There’s not a word yet, for old friends who’ve just met.” – Jim Henson On the first day of school, I open my classroom door that is decorated with a massive tree made out of colored paper. Hanging from the tree are leaves that have the names of my students written on them….my 22 Kindergarten…

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“When you are standing in the middle of a storm you have two choices: Pray to God that it goes away. Or, start praying to God that he gives you the wisdom to figure out why you’re standing in the middle of a storm.” –Shannon L. Alder Isn’t it amazing how kids from one family…

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