Percolating Thoughts

Category: Reflection

Dear Child, Remember . . .

My Dear Child, Remember to remind yourself . . . “Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance toward the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed…

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Week One: The Freedom of Not Working

Although I started my six month leave officially as of midnight of December 31, it didn’t sink in until January 7th rolled around and I wasn’t at work as a school Principal. One has to realize a few things about…

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In the Olden Days

My two children, four and seven, keep on asking questions about the “olden days”.  I was responding with pioneers in mind, but they were talking about OUR upbringing.  I’m in my forties and don’t consider my upbringing the “olden days”…

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Determined to Succeed

We set up an obstacle course at the playground today.  My six year old son Massimo went first and logged 1:20.5 (one minute, 20.5 seconds).  I went next and logged 1:43.  “Dad” turned in a time of 1:00 flat.  So…

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Your Time Investment is the Greatest Gift You Can Offer Your Child

Although I believe the single most important indicator of student success is the quality of teaching and how we use assessment to inform our instructional practice, second to that is meaningful parental involvement and its connection to student learning. A…

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