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Kids Who Don’t Like Christmas

The two weeks leading up to Christmas Break can be some of the most chaotic times of the year. It’s like there’s a full moon for 14 days in a row while students guzzle 3 two liters of Mountain Dew before walking into your classroom each day. Students can act a little nuts, and in…

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Students Can Be Heroes

    Joseph Campbell was an American mythologist who mastered the study of great stories. He identified a pattern we see in most great stories called the Hero’s Journey. The Hero’s Journey starts with a hero, the protagonist or main character of a plot in which the story revolves. To sum the pattern up into the…

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Teach Your Students How to Discuss

I think we sometimes take for granted the skill it takes to take part in good discussion. In a world inundated with technology, distractions, Pokemon Go, odd presidential campaigns, and all of the things that modern society has created to take our attention and divert it to bright screens in the palm of our hands,…

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Your Classroom Should Be Filled With Conflict

Twenty percent of Americans will not graduate high school this year. They are quitting. And I think the primary reason is because to far more than twenty percent of Americans, the system that consumes over eight hours of a student’s day, is the primary source of stress and effort, the place that consumes the bulk…

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What if Bullies Can Be Trusted?

I find no greater joy than feeling like I am trusted. It’s why marriage can be so glorious. There is another human being who trusts you enough to spend every day of their life with you. It’s why it feels really good when a friend offers to loan you their car. They are saying I…

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Flies and Worms

There is a community of frogs who have lived in the same pond for centuries. For most of this community’s existence, the life of the frogs has been fairly simple: They start off life as tadpoles, spending most of their time in the shallows with brothers and sisters, playing games like tag and hide-and-go-seek, having…

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