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We Take Care of One Another

  This must be our new mantra: “We Take Care of One Another.” This is what it means to be human. This is how we will survive, thrive, and address the world’s problems – together. Please remember that the things we share – our love of... read more

For Love of Oscar

  This past week has been a singularly stressful and eye opening one. First, my kitty jumped from my second floor balcony and disappeared into the apartment complex’s storm drains. Then, hundreds of people went out of their way to help me rescue him. Some... read more

There’s Learning and Then There’s LEARNING!

  A post by Brandon Marshall on BeBee entitled, “Learn more so you won’t fossilize,“ about the importance of being willing to continue to learn throughout your life, got me thinking. While I agree in principal with what Brandon had to say,... read more

Don’t Hold Back

  I’ve been thinking a lot about difficulty. More accurately, I’ve been experiencing and feeling my way through a series of difficulties that my rat race mind is ill-equipped to handle. While this is nothing new (I’ve known for a long time that... read more

I’m a Professional. I Get Paid for My Time.

.  The video addresses the issue of “on spec” work, which most creative types have been asked to do by people and companies that can well afford to pay. The most egregious and high profile of these offenders is probably The Huffington Post, but there are... read more

The Mirror Turns…

“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.” — W. Dyer This quote by Wayne Dyer haunts me. It first appeared in my social media feed several years ago after a friend became homeless. Rather than search frantically for another minimum wage... read more

Whisker Wisdom #1

Oscar’s Whisker Wisdom for Saturday, August 27, 2016. “Sometimes you need to look at the world from a different perspective.” Lie on the floor and look at the ceiling. Jump in a swimming pool, sink to the bottom and look up at the sky. Climb a tree... read more

Meet Oscar the Great

Hello. My name is Oscar, and I am a very special cat. My job it to educate my person, which can a BIG challenge! My Story My mother was a large, sleek orange tabby cat. We lived in a barn with horses and cows, who would let us sleep on their backs at night to keep... read more

#AussieEd Chat Questions

Here are the questions for the June 19th #AussieEd Chat Introductions Please share your name, location and one thing you believe all Ss need to learn effectively. Question #1 How do students’ basic family and physical circumstances affect their ability to learn?... read more

Why the Whole Child Matters

Maslow in the 21st Century Classroom Abraham Maslow was an American psychologist who is probably best known for his hierarchy of needs. The hierarchy is based on his theory that children’s psychological health (and ability to succeed as adults) depends on having... read more