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Every day when we come to work, we have a choice.  That choice looks very simple on paper, but in reality it isn't quite that easy.What is that choice?  That choice is to come to work with all of our baggage or to leave it...

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Something I wrote about in "Kids Deserve It!" is the feeling of doubt. The wondering if you're good enough.  Every one of us at one point or time doubts our gifts, talents, and abilities.  We wonder if we're in the right job.  If we really...

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The metaphor of darkness and light has always been a powerful one for me.  The whole idea that darkness seems all encompassing.  Like it is suffocating.  Like you can't escape it or that it's weighing heavy.  But then, with even the tiniest spark or flame,...

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Every chance I get, I talk about the power of social media.  I tell people the value in getting connected, sharing your story, learning from and with others from around the world.  I still get that "alien look" (like we talk about in "Kids Deserve...

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There have been a select few posts I've written over the years that have addressed my faith more blatantly than others. As an educator and blogger, I've tried to walk the line of sharing without beating over the head.  Of allowing things to come out...

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Over the past few weeks I've been writing about songs with lyrics that have been challenging or inspiring me.  I wrote a post called "Rise" about Katy Perry's new song, and then "Breathe" about Jonny Diaz's new song. After writing those posts I thought about...

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Music has always been a passion of mine.  People are always surprised at how varied or eclectic my music tastes are.  I listen to music, I study music, I research the artists, follow current news, and more.  I even wanted to be a radio DJ...

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Recently, I co-authored a blog post called “Loving Recklessly”.  The post was our call to action.  Our speaking out that we have a responsibility to love, and love recklessly.This past week Katy Perry released a new single called “Rise”.  It’s being used by the 2016...

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This post was co-written with Brent Clarkson.  You can read his blog here.“Connected Educator”. Two words that have changed both of our lives. Two words that truly define who we’ve become and where we are going as educators.They are also two words that oftentimes make...

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