Facing Prejudice in the Classroom

"I don't want to be a Global Citizen. I  just want to be a Good Citizen," she told me for the umpteenth time as she trailed me through the classroom. I was too distracted helping other kids, who where filling out their passports and taking their friendship oaths, to...

Invisible Friends Series: How to Give Constructive Criticism

THE IMPORTANCE OF INVISIBLE FRIENDS  Episode Two: How to Give Constructive Criticism  Or what the heck is collaborative problem solving? “Hey,” I called out to my inner-self, “You said that you would help me to explain the difference between constructive criticism,...

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

Something to think about on this Fourth of July... *  *  *  * If you found this post interesting, please share it with your friends on social media. Don't forget to take a moment to explore our website, join our mailing list, take one of our Internet classes, or write...

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...

A Spoonfull of Empathy Helps the Medicine Go Down

A Spoonfull of Empathy Helps the Medicine Go Down I came home from work today and walked into a bit of a quagmire. My Dad caught me before I could even drop my bags and said with a face full of concern, "Your Mother and Tani had a huge fight. They aren't talking, and...

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...

Teachable Moments: The Day My Kids Took Me to Court

Teachable Moments The Day My Kids Took Me to Court My after school program has a Supreme Court. I have already blogged about the teachable moment that resulted in our court, and telling that story would make this already long story even longer. Just know, we have a...

The Four Agreements and Why I Take Them Personally

Recently, a friend introduced me to "The Four agreements." Like so many, she lives by then, and she was eager to share their wisdom with me. In case you are as unfamiliar with "The Four Agreements" as I was, they come from a book by Miguel Ruiz entitled, The Four...

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...

A Goldmine of Resources from The Southern Poverty Law Center

A goldmine of Anti-bullying Resources The Southern Poverty Law Center has a new program called Teaching Tolerance. They have  some wonderful resources that I can't resist sharing with you. Here are just a few of their more exciting ideas. Celebrate Mix it up Day! Mix...
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