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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

There have probably been many blog posts using the words to this catchy tune, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” and for good reason! Most of us are in the habit of worrying, stressing, over-thinking, and focusing on the negative. As you … Continue reading

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Week 3 – The Candle of Joy (Shepherds Candle, Proclamation or Anticipation Candle)

The Lighting of the Christmas Candles The Candle of Joy We light the Christmas candles to get our hearts ready to celebrate Christmas. We have already lit the Candles of Hope and of Peace. (Relight the first two candles.) Today, we … Continue reading

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High-Achievers: Helping Children to Excel

“Happier than a camel on hump day.” That’s how I’m feeling as I’m past the half-way point in my second of ten masters courses. The course is “Theories of Teaching and Learning” and it’s been a great course. One of … Continue reading

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Movement and Learning: Grow a Better Brain!

Did you know that movement may grow a better brain? It can! Recent research has demonstrated that movement can strengthen learning,improve memory and the retrieval of those memories, and enhance motivation and morale (Jensen, 2005, p. 60). Do you have … Continue reading

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Know Your Child’s Learning Style and Your Own!

Are you a visual learner? Auditory? Tactile-kinesthetic? Did you know the curriculum you choose and your teaching style is often a reflection of your preferred learning style? If the children you teach are struggling with the curriculum you have chosen … Continue reading

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Teaching Character Through Literature

No one is ever too young or ever too old to learn lessons in character. The youngest of children learn lessons in self-control, patience, and respect for others. At every age, we, hopefully, continue to improve on our character and … Continue reading

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Celebrate Fall

  I traveled to central NY this last week to visit my father and some other family members. It was a beautiful week – central NY at its finest with blue skies, changing leaves, and cool weather.       I found … Continue reading

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