Tag Archives: Community Life

It’s good to be loved by your neighbor

August 27, 2013

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It’s good to be loved by your neighbor

My neighbor (who also happens to be my father-in-law) made my day twice yesterday.  When I stopped by my house between school and back to school night, I saw that our lawn (which I have been neglecting for the last 2+ weeks) had been mowed.  This is no small feat, as we’ve got a big […]

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When Will I Ever Use This?

March 5, 2012

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When Will I Ever Use This?

My class was discussing the workings of the cardiovascular system when a student raised his hand and asked, “When will I ever use this?”  After a quick, “every single time your heart beats” response, I let the question settle in a bit and realized that I was offended by it.  You see, I want to […]

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Collaborative Learning and Planning

March 5, 2012

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Collaborative Learning and Planning

I want to teach students that they are not isolated from their neighbors or the world around them. I want to teach students that they are better together, with all of their diversity, than they ever could be alone. I can imagine the irony of trying to teach these things to students while doing all […]

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