Category Archives: Society

A Leap of Faith – A Parent’s Prespective

The mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled.                                                     … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith – A Student’s Perspective

The Thoughtful Student “For most people, the fundamental reason to choose, or offer, a progressive education is a function of their basic values: ‘a rock-bottom commitment to democracy,’ as Joseph Featherstone put it; a belief that meeting children’s needs should … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith – A Teacher’s Perspective

Unconditional Teaching “Accepting students for who they are, rather than what they do, is integrally related to the teaching of a whole child” – Alfie Kohn, The Whole Child People often ask me why I am a teacher, they say … Continue reading

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I Have an Unpopular Opinion- DP Challenge

I love when the DP Challenge covers something I just wrote about – like here … Right after I’m done listening to David Bowie’s “Fashion” – I’m gonna rant a little bit. About the Clothing Police – Are we ready? … Continue reading

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POV on Censorship

Greetings People, Please come on over to the Outlier Collective – I have been invited to give my Point of View regarding Censorship. http://theoutliercollective.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/i-disapprove-of-what-you-say/ A big “THANK YOU!” to Madame Weebs for giving me this most excellent honor. See ya … Continue reading

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Are You a Full Time Mom?

This is a fast off-the-cuff post …. This weekend someone asked me if I was a ‘full-time mom’ – which I think is kind of interesting.  I’m pretty sure that as soon as you have that child in your arms, … Continue reading

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Uniforms – A Dichotomy

I know this post is going to piss off some people – and I don’t mean to offend…it is just my opinion and my thoughts. I feel as strongly about uniforms as you might – just in a different way. … Continue reading

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Out of Sync (or A Post of Self Doubt)

Yes, that’s me… I feel like I’m totally out of sync – and as with most things, there is a song that sums it up – this one by DEVO.   And I love DEVO – I just saw them … Continue reading

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I’m so tired of having to ‘achieve’

Today’s Daily Prompt was about goals  – specifically this: When you started your blog, did you set any goals? Have you achieved them? Have they changed at all? It’s ironic that this would be today’s prompt because I’ve been thinking about … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Rethink the Rant:
TRIGGER WARNING: The following includes descriptions, photos, and video that may serve as a trigger for victims of sexual violence. Please be advised.  Someone asked me today, “What is ‘rape culture’ anyway? I’m tired…

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