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Head-painted by Peg Hart

Yes - Peggy paints using her head because that’s all she has to work with. And at 83 years old, Margaret "Peggy" Hart is not letting a lifelong handicap keep her from doing what she loves – exploring the world – through art - with a unique device attached to her head.. But before I share Peg’s story, here’s the background [...]

Head-painted by Peg Hart

Yes - Peggy paints using her head because that’s all she has to work with. And at 83 years old, Margaret "Peggy" Hart is not letting a lifelong handicap keep her from doing what she loves – exploring the world – through art - with a unique device attached to her head.. But before I share Peg’s story, here’s the background [...]

Are YOUR Kids Happy?

I’ll turn that question around. Are you happy?  How do we really know if, when, and what makes us happy? I know for me, I am happy when things go according to plan and when they don’t, I am miserable. It’s that simple for me, as contrite as it sounds. But back to the original question, Are Your [...]

Are YOUR Kids Happy?

I’ll turn that question around. Are you happy?  How do we really know if, when, and what makes us happy? I know for me, I am happy when things go according to plan and when they don’t, I am miserable. It’s that simple for me, as contrite as it sounds. But back to the original question, Are Your [...]

Unsettled by Marc Aronson

Marc Aronson made a guest appearance at my school today!!!  Ahhh…two bloggers in the same room – means one thing – who will get the story out first?  I actually invited Marc in to discuss his latest book, Unsettled: The Problem of Loving Israel (Ginee Seo Books 2008) with our upper school student body.  Just to get an idea of [...]

Unsettled by Marc Aronson

Marc Aronson made a guest appearance at my school today!!!  Ahhh…two bloggers in the same room – means one thing – who will get the story out first?  I actually invited Marc in to discuss his latest book, Unsettled: The Problem of Loving Israel (Ginee Seo Books 2008) with our upper school student body.  Just to get an idea of [...]

Teach Kids About REAL LIFE Heroes: Guest Blogger, Chris Taylor

"I was watching the eleven o’clock news and they said a fire was in the park…" As teachers, librarians - even parents, we all understand that everyday heroes are oftentimes those  we try to thread throughout our lesson plans and our everyday lives. We truly want our youngsters to witness - firsthand - those who made and are making our society (and our world) the great [...]

Teach Kids About REAL LIFE Heroes: Guest Blogger, Chris Taylor

"I was watching the eleven o’clock news and they said a fire was in the park…" As teachers, librarians - even parents, we all understand that everyday heroes are oftentimes those  we try to thread throughout our lesson plans and our everyday lives. We truly want our youngsters to witness - firsthand - those who made and are making our society (and our world) the great [...]

Batian’s View Experiential Education Center: Students Share Their Stories

SNIFF, SNIFF! No SLJ Summit for me this year. Hmmm…was it something I said? Oh, well. Someone had to stay home and babysit the blogs.  Okay, since I am all alone, here’s what I am going to do – want to read some of my e-mails? I know you get enough of those, but these are pretty interesting.  [...]

Batian’s View Experiential Education Center: Students Share Their Stories

SNIFF, SNIFF! No SLJ Summit for me this year. Hmmm…was it something I said? Oh, well. Someone had to stay home and babysit the blogs.  Okay, since I am all alone, here’s what I am going to do – want to read some of my e-mails? I know you get enough of those, but these are pretty interesting.  [...]