Category Archives: Learning

The Attempt Is All

Several years ago, a small, drive-through only coffee and ice cream cone shop opened in my neighborhood. It was just before drive-through windows were common for places like Starbucks and Caribou. Coffee for the parents and ice cream for the … Continue reading

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Monday Minutiae – 5/28/18

Divisors, Dividends, and Remainders Not long ago, one of my writer’s groups talked about what we did with words we discard from our final drafts. Delete entirely? Save? Save with any sort of organization? I’ll delete a random sentence or … Continue reading

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Monday Minutiae – 4/30/18

 Cooperative Learning When critics say that kids – students – don’t understand what they’re protesting or that they can’t possibly be mature enough to know their own minds, I want them to meet the 3rd grade student at one of … Continue reading

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Creative Commons Has Opinions About Your Thanksgiving Clip Art

The other day, a colleague of mine was in search of photos and clip art for a project that went beyond the bounds of the standard “fair use” within education. Teachers are pretty liberal with the “fair use” clause when … Continue reading

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Finding Grace: Morning Walks with Youngest Child

I’m a walker. I love how it’s basically a super easy exercise that gets me outdoors and enjoying the fresh air. Even better, it shakes loose all the tension and packed in thoughts. It gets me working through problems and … Continue reading

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Finding Grace – Family Music Goals

Each year my husband and I challenge our kids to come up with a personal project they’d like to complete – or some kind of goal they’d like to meet – by the end of their summer vacation. We used … Continue reading

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Saturday Summation – 12 December 2015

Bits and pieces of things that caught my eye not only for my own interest, but enough to want to share with you, too…   Reading Stuff: Here it is, one of the latest in publishing innovation – books to … Continue reading

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