It’s funny how inspiration works

Lynn Marie Sager has a new book Navigating Life Though Tubulent Tides Check out the story description. Fourteen years after her first book, a retired self-help expert is confronted by the principles she taght. When their demands to know why she has been ignoring them...

How to Impeached a President: Kids and the Constitution

A True Story It all began when I took out the Presidential Cards that I made a few years ago in order to provide a "Knowledge Challenge" in honor of Presidents Day for my Passport Kids. I love the spontaneous learning that occurs during the conversations that these...

A Case Study that Defines Pet Peeves and Turns Them Into Positives

What's My Pet Peeve and Why Do I Have One? A Case Study from Fourteen Rules for Navigating Life The Urban Dictionary defines Pet Peeve as "Something that maybe a bit annoying to most people but is very annoying or upsetting to a particular person. Related to the...

The Classroom of the Future?

Back to Schools Season, or NOT? As back to school season nears, each of us must face a decision. Do we trust that the shutdown has done its job, that testing and tracing are adequate, and that returning to school will be safe for our children and staff; or not? I've...

Well Aren’t You The Smart One, or What Makes a Bad Word Bad

A Conversation with Kids Today in my after school class, one of my kids spilled what I called, "a heck of water" on the floor.  As we were cleaning it up, one of my girls, we will call her Gecki, casually asked, "Is that a bad word?" She was of course referring to my...

American Indian Talking Sticks: A Kid’s Embassy Event Idea

American Indian Talking Sticks  A fun activity with a little learning on the side Yes, I know. If you work with kids then you probably have already done an art project on Native American Indian Talking Sticks. If you have then this is simply a reminder of how you can...

Have an International Game Competition with your Kids

Games are a perfect tool for getting kids excited by cultures For this event, you will need to choose three to five games from other cultures for the guests to play. When you introduce each game be sure to mention where the game originated, and ask the kids what they...

Stop Driving Me Crazy: Reflections from the River

Is Someone Driving You Crazy? A new student, who is just starting down the river, sent me an e-mail that ended, "I hope you have a section on how to not let (my co-worker) drive my crazy." I know that she meant it as a joke. But strangely enough the rules of the river...

Personality Types Versus Behavioral Masks

A Word About Behavioral Masks versus Personality Types? If you have not yet read my post on a two question test that can help you determine anyone's personality type, click here to read it and take the test. In class, I used to begin my lectures on Behavioral Masks by...

How to Handle Conflict Using Healthy Skepticism

What if I were to tell you, "The sun won't come up tomorrow."? You would probably dismiss me as either insane or ridiculous, at least that is what several people did when I said, "the sun won't come up," to them today. When I added, "The sun didn't come up today,"...
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