2017 is almost over. Time for renewal. Time to make room for new stuff in a new year. New relationships, new opportunities, new challenges, new adventures. New stories of personal and communal gains. In short, it’s time to recommit to re-NEW-al! But, first… You gotta take stock. Take a realistic look at where you’re sitting…

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“Beyond the fog lies clarity.” — Anonymous   Early one crisp June morning, while on a short vacation to the Tennessee mountains, I had what I now call a “beyond the fog” moment. Standing, for quite some time, on the balcony, not really focusing; in more of a meditative than contemplative state, I was just…

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It’s a trilogy. Voyage to the Bunny Planet by Rosemary Wells. Three tiny books about this little bunny that goes on all kinds of adventures… sometimes in actuality, other times, in her dreams. I’m not going to lie. I don’t know why three year-old Morgan is so fascinated by these books. There are no repeating…

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  For purposeful and focused writing and deep, meaningful conversation, consider talking with your students and having them write about this January 16, 2017 New Yorker Magazine cover by Kadir Nelson, my all time favorite illustrator. What do you see? What does ii make you think of? What are Nelson and The New Yorker saying?…

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Resolutions or not, most of us see the New Year as a time for looking back and planning forward. We ponder the ups and downs of the past year and dream about the possibilities of what is yet to come. When I look back on 2016, I can’t help but compare it to a wild…

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As the holiday season rolls around, so do the stressors that come with the holidays. Why not alleviate some of the stress by starting each day or each class in gratitude? According to a recent health blog, in a study on gratitude, psychologists Robert A. Emmons of the University of California, Davis, and Michael E.…

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