Improvisation

July 21, 2014 by · No Comments · Technology

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“In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” ~Charles Darwin

 

Weekend Word

June 4, 2014 by · No Comments · Weekend Word

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It’s not the weekend.  It’s summer.
So I’m enjoying the fact that it kinda’ feels like the weekend.
This quote reminded me of many of the students from 2013-2014.
Seeing you step out of your comfort zones, try something new, express dreams and ideas through poetry — these were all steps toward making you braver.
These were all steps helping you become your authentic self.

Keep it up!

Just Tryin’ to Help

May 3, 2014 by · No Comments · Fun

starbucksIn case you are having a difficult time deciding what to do to celebrate
Teacher Appreciation Week.

 

Weekend Word

April 27, 2014 by · No Comments · Weekend Word

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Come Up from Duct Taped Shoes

April 16, 2014 by · No Comments · Writing

Perhaps I should have called this video Dallas Yawns.

“Growing” at SWA

April 14, 2014 by · No Comments · Writing

The final piece from April 14th’s Poetry Slam for Cans:

Little Moments. Big Life.

April 11, 2014 by · No Comments · Service Learning

little moments A few students  (representing all who have worked at the food bank this year) were lucky enough to attend the Smyrna-Lavergne Food Bank’s Volunteer Appreciation Dinner this week.  It was a wonderful experience to be part of a room full of people dedicated to volunteering and serving the community — and such a treat to hear a testimony from some of the clients who benefit from the Food Bank’s services.  We appreciate having the opportunity to help  the organization and were grateful for the invitation.

It was a pleasure to attend with these outstanding students.  I’m proud to know them and am enjoying watching them create ‘big lives’ for themselves.

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‘Where I’m From’ Video (by Dallas — again!)

April 11, 2014 by · 1 Comment · Fun

“Thanks!” to Dallas for creating a compilation video of several students’ “Where I’m From” poems.  Yes, it seems there are more bloopers than actual poetry.  However, just as you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince, sometimes you have to record a lot of video….