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Parenting Styles: Cultivating the Character of Christ

I’ve shared several stories about the antics of my youngest son, Noah, such as how his teacher carried his clip on her shirt throughout kindergarten or how he graciously allowed his basketball opponents the chance at a few rebounds rather than … Continue reading

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Overprotecting boys from becoming Godly men

Last Saturday I was coaching my son’s basketball team and I watched my 5+ foot tall 3rd grader politely go up for rebound after rebound. Rather than push anyone out of the way, my gracious son, who is a head … Continue reading

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Wear Your Cape with Confidence

I teach. What’s your super power? (Here’s the thing –  this truth, this villain, can strike us in our parenting, in any workplace, in any profession.) Teachers can certainly be called superheroes. We rush to the aid of the struggling … Continue reading

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Foster well-being in children: 3 lessons from positive psychology

The fundamental point of sending children to school has always been and will always be the same – a good life. A subfield of psychology that examines the good life is positive psychology. Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, … Continue reading

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A space for possibilities: 4 lessons all teachers can learn from the arts

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein The importance of imagination goes far beyond the need to improve our economy or society. Yes, imagination will yield more efficient ways to do things and create more jobs. Yes, imagination … Continue reading

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The common core or the common good: Are we losing the battle today in the war for tomorrow?

Deep in the woods, lying in a hammock swaying back and forth, I daydreamed while watching the sun disappear and reappear between the tree tops. It reminded me of sparklers on the 4th of July and the joy I felt … Continue reading

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To be a Mrs. Littlefield

I sat with my mentor teacher as parents strolled in for their conferences. I listened as Mrs. Littlefield praised each child to their parent. Her demeanor always cheerful as she described each students strengths, both in character and academics, before … Continue reading

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5 sparks to ignite a Sense of Wonder

“Come in and sit down quietly, open your binder and get your pencil.” So in we usher our brillant minds of tomorrow. They must learn this content and score good on the test (for many of my friends in education, … Continue reading

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Your child’s spiritual report card

It’s the end of the first marking period at my school and everyone, students and teachers alike, are working like mad to finish up work. Tonight parents and teachers will convene in the gym for conferences. Much of the dialogue … Continue reading

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Words Stir Me

Words stir me. Both written and spoken words have shaped, motivated, challenged and encouraged me. As a believer and follower of Jesus Christ it is no wonder the power of words in my life. “In the beginning was the Word, … Continue reading

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