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Changing Children’s Possibilities

Wayne Dyer was fond of saying that if “you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” This is sound advice for any…

Aug 10, 2017  |  By Paul Houston
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Finding Our Unique Gifts and Talents

Recently I wrote about special words that teachers need to use. Among those was the phrase, “have you ever thought about…?”  This phrase opens new possibilities for all…

Aug 10, 2017  |  By Paul Houston
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The Power of Productive Struggle

As we gear up for the school year, I have been reflecting on my time off earlier this summer.  Like many of my teaching colleagues, I count down…

Aug 8, 2017
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Pass the Mayo

Recently my lady had to go to Mayo Clinic for tests and treatment. Like most people I had heard of Mayo my whole life and knew it to…

Jun 20, 2017
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What’s in a Word?

We rarely stop to think about the place of words in our lives. They are like the air we breathe and, like the air, we take them for…

May 31, 2017
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Letter to a New Teacher (And a Short Reminder to a Seasoned Veteran, Part 2)

In part 1 of this letter, I listed the attributes that are important in running an effective classroom-attributes that are each expanded upon in in my blog series, Engaging…

Feb 16, 2017
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