Category Archives: Parenting

Devolution

Sell to the young, Or there’s no money in it; Fun things like video games, Consoles, movies. Sell to the young The things they enjoy, Not the things they may need; Easy things, entertainment, Special effects. Sell to the young, … Continue reading

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Inspired By Disney

My oldest daughter first showed me that dreams come true. At age six, she wanted to go to Disney World. I told her the only way that would happen is if she went on her own when she got older—but … Continue reading

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Evaluation: In the Eye of the Beholder

I grew up believing, as did so many in our generation, that you present your attributes to the world, get evaluated objectively, and based on that evaluation, get assigned the lifestyle that you have “earned.” Instead, it is this wisdom … Continue reading

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Investment: It Applies to People

When one hears the word investment, perhaps visions of money come to mind. However, in the greater scope of the word, to invest in something means to put something forth in the hope that it will return more value than … Continue reading

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What is Plagiarism Really?

What is plagiarism? It is more than copying someone’s written work directly. It is using their ideas without a proper reference. Liz Broomfield explains this beautifully in her article “On plagiarism,” where she states that plagiarism is really “passing other … Continue reading

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Do We Understand the Value of Custom Work?

Custom work is not a bunch of products on a store shelf. Unlike one-size-fits-all items put through an assembly line, custom service is a specialty item designed for one buyer, and tailored to that buyer—you. What’s so special about custom … Continue reading

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Featured Excerpt in Angie’s DIARY – Beyond the Precipice Chapter 1

An excerpt from BEYOND THE PRECIPICE, Chapter 1: The ‘Cello Girl is now featured in Angie’s DIARY Online Writing Magazine. Read the rest of the chapter and experience how Bret Killeen, gifted musician, writes music (Chapter 21 – short excerpt, … Continue reading

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Why You Need Down Time and Brain Space

Down time and brain space, in short, allow us to think. Some refer to it as meditation, and essentially, this is what meditation does–clears the mind so the right things can enter into it. Meditation: continued or extended thought; reflection; … Continue reading

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Don’t Erase People: Understand the Power You Wield When You Decide to Appreciate or Dismiss

I was recently asked to write an article for an education blog. My topic was what makes a principal outstanding. When I interviewed people, one of the qualities that came up repeatedly was the positive effect created by a principal … Continue reading

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The Rubric: Worth Its Weight In Gold, But Only If…

A rubric is one of those wonderful tools a teacher hands out that defines what an assignment needs in order to receive a particular grade. This is a handy thing for a student to know up front. Often it comes … Continue reading

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