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So you are halfway through summer and you suddenly decided you are tired of going to the pool, or your usual crowd has become lame, and you are starting to wish it was time to go back to school already. What do you do? Your parents keep hassling you - asking you, "What's wrong?" All you can say is that you are bored! Step #1- Visit your local library - not online - in person... read more

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When I was a young girl, if someone told me I was beautiful, I did not believe it unless he or she could produce photographic evidence. It was not enough for me to look into a mirror. The mirror only held my skewed perception. I needed to see how other people viewed me. A photograph, a painting, or a sculpture are just some concrete examples of how people are perceived by one another. Just... read more

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If I went back in time to visit a much younger version of myself, I would encourage myself to take full advantage of group work. I could have spent more time embracing the opportunity to see other people's perspectives. If I had been more enthusiastic towards group work, then I might have not taken so long to decide what I wanted to do with my life. It was my final exposure to diversity and... read more

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When I was teaching Mission: Literacy, every unit had worksheets with word scrambles for the students to solve. The words were new words appearing throughout the story for the lesson. When the students had difficulty decoding the mixed up words, I pulled out letter tiles from games like Scrabble, and let the students physically move the lettered tiles around to discover a familiar word. After... read more