Monthly Archives: February 2016

Happy Leap Year Day!

There’s something exquisitely simple about being given an “extra day” in one’s life. A simple gift to make for a grander year. “Another” day, a gift to cherish. — some words that washed up on my shore from a salmon...
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Principal Reflection: A Sweet Story for Your Weekend

Notes from the Playground, Story #4  Sugar A first grader named Leonard caught my eye this morning not so much because of how he moved, but because he did not move at all. That’s odd, I thought. Leonard never stops moving. Instead,...
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Perfect Valentine’s Day Present for Teachers!

Better than chocolate? Lasts longer, more fulfilling…. Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day present for that special teacher in your life? Teaching with Heart is full of stories and poems to delight, sooth and boost your teacher’s heart....
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Principal Reflection: Cracked

Notes from the Playground: Cracked Four young girls got into a scrape on the yard. One nudged another in passing. The other took the nudge as a shove. Then came two right jabs, one left hook, a trail of tears,...
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Teaching with Heart Interview with Erin Shilling

Name? Erin Shilling Current position? Middle School Teacher How long have you been in education? This is my 4th year teaching. What’s a little known fact about you? A little known fact about me is that I love to bake....
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