Lessons from Nicaragua

I have just come back from Nicaragua where I chaperoned a trip with two other colleagues and 17 eighth graders. The purpose of this trip was to help build a school in the impoverished region of el Jicarito. I should say one of many. Education there is a luxury only a few children have access […]

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The story every teacher should read

The following story was told by Wayne Dyer. I had heard it before, but now it feels so much more powerful. Maybe I was not ready at the time. Children also have a lot to cope with in their lives. because misery is not only reserved for adulthood, so being more open, curious and empathetic […]

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We can stop HIV, one conversation at a time.

**Disclosure: This post is made possible by support from the We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time campaign. All opinions are my own.** Although I am a teacher, I believe education starts at home. The earlier some life facts are approached, the better. Some subjects, like sex, need to be discussed in the preteen years. It´s […]

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What I learnt teaching at school.

There are things that people may not know about schools, because often, teachers are too afraid to open up and share. There are many interesting facts I have seen, heard or experienced. Whether you are a teacher, a parent, an administrator or just an onlooker, these facts are worth knowing, even just for kicks.

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The power of a handwritten letter by a kid.

In this age, nobody writes long hand anymore, especially youth. An e-mail gets through fast, avoiding a lot of hassle, but some still choose to go the handwritten way. You’d think those letters would come from my generation or the earlier one. Kids use paper less and less if at all.

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Peace in a violent world.

Last Christmas I sat with my godchild to draw and, as our picture progressed, I drew a girl crying. My godchild asked me why. I told her that she was sad because the world was in trouble, with wars going on, shootings in schools and universities, and climate change due to the damage we humans […]

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