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Unusual and Unique Holidays in March 2017 0

Unusual and Unique Holidays in March 2017

Month-long holidays: Irish American Month Music in Our Schools Month National Craft Month National Frozen Food Month National Irish American Heritage Month- designated by Congress in 1995. National Nutrition Month National Peanut Month National...

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Daybook #5 – Early Spring in Texas

This is my first Daybook post for February. I’ve been sick for much of February. Yuck. Now I’m left with the residual cough that just won’t go away. Everyone I know has been sick,...

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Celebrate Special and Unique Days in February 2017

February. Cold and wintery still, but with the promise of spring in the air, if the groundhog doesn’t see his shadow! Even with the freezing temperatures, there’s always something to celebrate, isn’t there? Click...

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Daybook Post #4 — A Whole Month Gone!

Can you believe January is GONE?   IT’S MID-WINTER IN TEXAS, and despite the fact that there’s snow everywhere else, we are enjoying 75° weather here. Unseasonably warm, yes. And gratefully appreciated, YES! Thursday...

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Crossword Puzzles — Are They Good For Your Brain?

Since January 29th is National Puzzle Day, I decided to research the idea that doing crossword puzzles is good for our brains. We’ve all heard it said; but is it true? Can crossword puzzles...

Are EQ and SEL good teaching tools 0

Are EQ and SEL Good Teaching Tools?

It’s a sad fact of life. Within the first five years of teaching, 40-50% of teachers will quit. Could Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) tools help the retention of educators? The...

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Opposites Of Themselves: Contronyms

When we were small, we all learned what the word opposite meant by contrasting things, like light and dark. We knew that black was the opposite of white, and big was the opposite of little. But now...

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Backhanded Compliments — 5 Ways To Respond

Designed by Asierromero – Freepik.com What do you do? When someone insults you, but disguises it as a compliment, how do you respond? Those kinds of comments are what’s known as backhanded compliments, and it’s...