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Spring Clean Your Teaching

 

I have survived another Chicago winter, with only myself to blame. Once upon a time, I was transplanted here by my dear mother, whom I can only trust knew nothing of the climate. Surely, I thought, bitter pre-teen eyes narrowed and scanning the horizon for any sign of the glorious...

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Be a Rock Star... Like Mr. Rogers

 

Mr. Rogers knew how to make an entrance. Turn the dial, the familiar title shows up on the screen, as the first tones of the xylophone signal his approach. We start at the edge of the Neighborhood, and glide over the streets, following what I always fancy must be the route he walks to see...

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First Things First: Your Teacher Mantra

 

I vividly remember the first time I flew with my daughters. They were just three and six years old, and I was still in what I like to quaintly call my perfectionistic stage of mothering, while some family members might affectionately refer to it as certifiable.  I had packed...

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