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Monday #7: Is This Good?

He was in the fifth grade. Animated, good-looking, conversational and well-behaved. He made good eye contact when he spoke about his life, his hobbies and his family, he told me he liked school, and he never once said he was … Continue reading

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Monday #2: Remember to Reframe

I don’t typically wear my stress on my sleeve. I’ve never wanted it to influence my art, my writing or my interaction with the public or the students I teach and I think that I just feel better when I … Continue reading

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Monday #50: What I Do

When people ask me what I do, there’s never really just one answer. I write, I paint, I make books, I teach, I blog, I coach, I give talks. And, depending on the time of year, I can be doing all … Continue reading

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Monday #10: School’s Closed

Greetings from the mid Atlantic where we are all hunkering down for Hurricane Sandy. As I sit here looking out the window, it’s just kind of windy and drizzly. From all the sensational media coverage, I’m led to believe that … Continue reading

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Monday #5: This Is Your Brain On Stress

At this very moment, administrators in my children’s high school are trying to do some damage control in an attempt to clarify a rumor that has begun circulating among students and parents that the popular “block scheduling” is about to … Continue reading

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Monday #33: Raise Your Hand

Last week, the NY Times ran an article about the introduction of electronic “clickers” in groups and classrooms, as a replacement for the traditional raising of hands. The article was actually more about how the usage of clickers can be useful … Continue reading

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