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Without a Net

I am not a perfect instructor. I know that. I have on days, and off days. Sometimes way off. My patience has limits. My passion ebbs and flows depending on how many hours I’ve slept in a given week, how well I’ve been eating, and whether or not I’ve caught my daughter’s cold. I do […]

How to Have Better Bad Days

Bad days happen. They just do. Even when you’ve planned ahead and executed the exact same plan, flawlessly, a thousand times before. You get ready in plenty of time on bad days. You head out to the garage having remembered your laptop, your phone and your lunch. You feel proud of yourself. Then you hit […]

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Fixing Poverty

A couple of weeks back, I spent a Friday morning with about a hundred teachers from one West Michigan district. My goal for the day was to talk about poverty and the developing brain. I wanted to share with the teachers and administrators in the room what children in poverty go through and what those […]