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The Crossing Guard Chronicles: The ‘One Minute Teacher’

Originally posted on S'amusing:
If you had one minute a day to spend with kids, what would you do with it, the one minute? It’s not much time to make a positive impact, is it? Or, is it? Certainly,…

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New York Public Library Most Checked Out Books of All Time

When I read this post, I wasn’t surprised. I was thrilled. These are the oldies and goodies, with a few new books sprinkled in. The number one, Ezra Jack Keats “The Snowy Day”, goes back to my my earliest years … Continue reading

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Quotations On Creativity

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
( “Creativity takes courage. ”                                                                Henri Matisse ( “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”                                                                Maya Angelou ( “The knowledge of all things…

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Today’s Quote

Originally posted on Soul Gatherings:
If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work. ~ Thich…

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The Sticky Bun Lady

Christmas Eve every year for the past thirty years the sticky bun lady delivers her special Christmas treat. Her children were my preschoolers thirty-something years ago. She made her famous sticky buns with the class and the rest is history… … Continue reading

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Quotations On Kindness

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
( “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”                                                                          Plato ? ( “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”                                                                         Dalai Lama ( “No act…

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The Crossing Guard Chronicles: “Don’t You Mean ‘Ate’?”

Originally posted on S'amusing:
The ‘Curbside Classroom’ Johnny Carson had Ed McMahon, Groucho Marks had George Fenneman. My ‘straight man’, here at the ‘curbside classroom’, was a middle schooler with a contagious laugh, perfect for the role. Me, to…

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