First School Day (Again)

Good morning! Good morning! Good morning! Good morning! Good morning! You get the idea, right? At the beginning of every school day, this is the greeting that I give each student as they walk into the classroom. Thirty faces pass me by. A few reply with the same greeting. Some…

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Teachers Are Lucky

Image by Diane GP

I’m free! That’s the feeling that most teachers have at the end of the school year. Ironically, reflection, exhaustion and self-doubt encompass that feeling, as well. So, technically, we are not really free. Teachers don’t necessarily share those feelings as often though, except with other teachers. The mind of a teacher…

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The Fate of Humanity

Image: Diane GP

“A child is a person who is going to carry on what you have started…He will assume control of your cities, states, and nations. He is going to move in and take over your churches, schools, universities, and corporations…The fate of humanity is in his hands. ~Abraham Lincoln How important…

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In The Moment – Somewhere in America

© Diane Galvez-Parker

Take a short break and be In The Moment as you watch “Somewhere in America.” Then ask yourself: What were some of the greatest lessons that I “don’t remember learning” in school? What topics should or should not be discussed in schools through literature? Author’s Note: This video moves me EVERY TIME I watch…

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