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New Year Courage
Education-Family

New Year Courage

     During a New Year sermon, the pastor asked ushers to pass baskets of stars. Each star had a word on it that was to be our focus for the year. I was singing alto in the chancel choir, which…
January 1, 2023
Education-Family

DANGER -Accidents -SURVIVAL

     My mind keeps returning to those in Texas who died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a effort to get warm this past February. Relatives hold the electric company, city, and police responsible – and I agree there should be…
May 3, 2021
Education-Family

Cancel School?

What do you think of Kenya and their solution to cancel K-12 school for the 2020-2021 school year? For the U.S. this is a hypothetical question since cancelling K-12 school will never happen. I suspect the main reason would be…
August 18, 2020
Education-Family

Coronavirus Days, Life Skills

Corona Virus Days: Questions about educating at home and learning “life skills” (March 17, 2020) Some issues have come up with children being home. Question: One parent expressed concern that their child would lose out with less school, or even…
March 18, 2020
Education-Family

Shining Teacher Moment

I was recently asked to talk about a “shining teacher moment.” Hmmm. Shining moments happen when students combine talent, focus, and a desire to perform well in order to produce amazing “history with music-drama-dance” productions. This is a shining moment:…
October 13, 2019
Education-Family

Motivating Students

You walk into your 6th grade music class on the first day of school and all students are sitting with their arms crossed. Or more likely, they are texting each other. Maybe your 7th grade English class exclaims as a…
September 12, 2019