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    The (Not) Problem of Repetitive Play

    In my work, as in the work of many people, I imagine, there are themes that come up again and again. Sometimes I get asked a question and I can point to a blog post I wrote or an article I read months or years earlier that touches on the same subject. Little kids have some very consistent interests; it’s why certain toys remain popular for generations. Building toys are one of those evergreen entertainments; kids can play with Lego or magnet-tiles forever, it seems. In general, my attitude to ...

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  • Purpose, Passion, Patience and Laughter!

    Family Celebration Weekend, on a snowy Saturday afternoon in Sunriver, Oregon. Obviously I need an organizing consultant, but Marie Kondo isn't available. I have been cleaning out and sorting for quite awhile, my clutter, my life. The wise words by Tony Wagner really hit home this week as I juggled some major life decisions and the fact that in only a few days I reach the not desired status of being widowed seven years. My what's next, what I thought I knew was on overload. I had a bunch of bl ...

    by Rita Wirtz | @RitaWirtz
    Sunday, 24 February 2019
  • Dinner for Nine: A Meal for Many

    My seventh graders were in the process of researching information about Jackie Robinson in order to create an expository essay.  Together, we were reading the book, 42 is Not Just a Number, by Doreen Rappaport.  In the first chapter, the author writes of how Robinson's family did not have much money when he was a child. Some nights they had bread soaked in milk or water with sugar. I explained to my class that my family had often eaten some very limited meals as well, but as kids, we ...

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    by Tim Ramsey | @PlutoTim
    Sunday, 24 February 2019
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    The Real Dangers of Childhood: How Do We Help People See Them?

    “I walked or biked to school for years, but my children don’t. I worry about the road. I worry about strangers. You can start to imagine evil on every corner. I do think they’re missing out. But I like to be able to see them, to know where they are and what they are doing,” stated a mom in a newspaper article called “Bubble-Wrap Generation: Our Molly-Coddled Kids.” “[I don’t know] one friend of mine who can actually walk across the street without parental supervision…. Parents these days ...

    by Rae Pica | @raepica1
    Thursday, 21 February 2019
  • What Are The Seven Best Ways to Help Abused Children Heal? Is Love and Nurturing Enough?

      What are the best ways to help abused children heal? Love or More? I am sure this question has been asked by many professionals, teachers, foster parents and all those who feel their pain.  Having been bullied for many years which is a form of abuse, I have thought about this question in regards to myself and have spent a great deal of time and money exploring the answers.  So after all the therapy, workshops, reading and painful choices here is what I believe abused children n ...

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    by Karen Stone @eqforchildren.
    Monday, 18 February 2019
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7 Apps Every Teacher Should Put on Her Christmas Wish List

Vicki Davis with Meri Walker

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Our guest is doing amazing work with apps and art, and brings us a list of great digital tools to engage your student's.

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Teaching Pitfalls: Signs That You Are Out of Balance and Heading for Burnout

Vicki Davis with Alicia Roberts

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In this segment, we talk about the dangers of  teaching without balance.  What is balance?  How does balance lead to burnout?  What are the red flags that signal you are slipping into the danger zone?  What should you do?

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Teaching Memories: A Few of My Favorite Things

Vicki Davis with Rodney Turner 

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Keeping with the spirit of the season, we ask our guest to reflect on a few of  the things he loves about teaching..

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