Letter to Educators

Dear Educators, Our career choice is not meant for the weak. Everyone has an opinion on how we can do our job better. Disdain for our efforts to demand fair wages, healthcare, or funding for our classroom turn into a conversation about our selfishness. Our tenure is blamed for the…

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Family Christmas

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“What was your favorite part of Christmas?” “Family.” “Really? Why did you say family?” (deep breath and pause) “I don’t know. I just get to see lots of people.” Well, there you have it. FAMILY. This was the conversation between my six-year-old niece and me on December 27th. Like me,…

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The Power of Words

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Words change lives. Words change nations. Words change the world. Words bring people together. Words break communities apart. Words offer acceptance to a child’s heart. Words harvest rejection to a child’s soul. Words encourage dreams. Words shatter hope. Words motivate change. Words halt progression. Words announce joyous occasions. Words reveal…

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Live or Exist

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Are you living, or are you existing? This was a question that was addressed at the end of a movie that I recently viewed. Although I have watched it before, I heard the words differently this time. Between getting older, experiencing family deaths in the past couple years, and the…

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