Harry Truman

“Who has despised the day of small things?” (Zechariah 4:10). I imagine each of us has considered something that seemed insignificant and thought, “Oh, that doesn’t matter.” The person in need overlooked, the small act of kindness that would have only taken a second or two, the step or two out of the way to […]

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani Book Review

“Welcome to the School for Good and Evil, where best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and […]


Top 5 Fun Math Resources

For some kids, math is not a favorite. Why not mix your math instruction up with some fun? Here are five categories with a few ideas: Math Games for Kids Equate- a game that plays like Scrabble, but you make number sentences instead. This one goes way beyond Smath and can engage middle and high […]


Wilma Rudolph and Perry Wallace

It was a different situation in the South in the 1950s and 1960s from the way it is today. Almost every social setting, work environment, and political issue was overshadowed by the race question. Racial segregation was clear and firm. I remember that the courthouse in my home town had separate drinking fountains marked “white” […]


Not the Teacher I Meant to Be

When I was in high school, I watched, studied, and breathlessly absorbed the movie Dead Poet’s Society.  I loved that movie! Loved it!  The story, the angst, the passion, the literature, the beauty of the whole thing was captivating. It had me standing on my basement coffee table weeping and shouting, “Captain, My Captain!” right […]

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