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  • What Americans Often Forget

    What Americans Often Forget0

    Our nation’s birthday is approaching once again, along with the celebrations which have accompanied the holiday for so many years. In recent years, however, Independence Day celebrations are often overshadowed by bickering over race or class. With this in mind, I’d like to share a story from my classroom years ago. As a former teacher

  • What I Learned When My Students Began Jumping Rope

    What I Learned When My Students Began Jumping Rope1

    By now the outcry has been heard and confirmed: Children need recess or other forms of physical activity to thrive in school. But I could have told you that. As a veteran teacher, I stumbled on this fact in my own classroom quite by accident. Years ago my students took the required, but now defunct,


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