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Monthly Archive: January 2017

Daybook Post #4 0

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...

crossword puzzles 0

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...

opposites 0

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...

Is That Work-at-Home Scheme a Scam? How to Tell 0

Is That Work-at-Home Scheme a Scam? How to Tell

Sound too good to be true? It probably is. While there are some legitimate work-at-home opportunities out there, the vast majority of those advertised, according to the Better Business Bureau, are scams. Typically, these work-at-home...