Monthly Archives: October 2012

Teaching Tips Poem: I Can See Clearly Now

(Think of Barbara Streisand’s beautiful voice as you read and sing along.) I can see clearly now, the plan is near. We’ll have the battle won, have no fear. Now that I understand, it’s all so clear. Somehow, I feel … Continue reading

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Teaching Tips Poem: What Parents Hear From Schools

Parents may need both informational and positive feedback from schools as much as students need it. Sometimes when a kid has trouble All we do is burst his bubble. We just deal out burning criticism, No attempt to bridge the … Continue reading

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Teaching Tips Poem: Lost in Space

Lost in Space could be a great soap opera — the terrifying story of what happened with ‘open teaching’ when a startling accident of metamorphosis made it into ‘open space’. (Watch out, the environment can prevent education from bring rewarding, … Continue reading

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Teach Using Easter Eggs for Anya Book

Curriculum Ideas for Ukranian Tale of Springtime Hope and Faith This book gives children a chance to learn that the hope of spring may  turn out differently than expected, yet still be truly wonderful. Time to decorate eggs! Easter Eggs … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle Air: College Graduation of a Son

When I look back I remember my firstborn son   .   .   . I recall you as: a very special toddler full of energy and humor, a young child who adored his grandad and helped make his last years truly fine, … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle Air: Mother and the Dunce Cap

My mother was a child of the early 1900s and once in a while she would tell me tales of her youth. They say truth can be stranger than fiction: She was raised, among other places, on the banks of … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle Air: My Teddy Bear is on Fire!

Many children, 2 bus loads of them, whose families on this terrible day had only what they brought to school that day, went to my school. I would see them daily to smile, hug, etc.  They were my friends. Friday … Continue reading

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