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A New Normal: Ten Things I've Learned About Trauma
Originally Posted: 01/13/2014 - 2:03pm | Type: Blog

Trauma upends everything we took for granted, including things we didn’t know we took for granted. And many of these realities I wish I’d known when I first encountered them. So, while the work of life and hea ...

Nurturing An Inner Voice
Originally Posted: 10/31/2012 - 9:48am | Type: Blog

"The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice," the old saying goes. I believe it and practice it in my classroom. During my first year as a second-grade te ...

Jazz Fusion — Like It Or Not
Originally Posted: 10/11/2012 - 3:05pm | Type: Blog

There are many tensions in life that push and pull us in unpredictable directions. We may not like the melody of jazz fusion, but it’s a big part of life’s musical score. One of t ...

Music and Domestic Tranquility
Originally Posted: 09/13/2012 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

When I became an elementary school teacher, one of my goals was to teach my students to sing the Preamble. "We the people, in order to form a more perfect union ..." ...

The Sound of Learning
Originally Posted: 08/28/2012 - 10:22am | Type: Blog

The dangers that swirl around her come from gender stereotypes that threaten to curb her scientific interests. I worry that she will internalize the myth that boys are good in math and science and girls are n ...

Imitation of Christ: Thomas a Kempis, Love and Learnin'
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 7:56am | Type: Blog

"Nothing is sweeter than love, nothing stronger, nothing higher, nothing wider, nothing more pleasant, nothing fuller or better in heaven or earth; for love is born of God, and can rest only in God above ...