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My teaching partner, Pattie Nelson, is a prime example of a 100-percenter. She comes to work every day with an inexhaustible supply of energy. She puts time and thought preparing for every day, and … more
This year’s self-inflicted budget “crisis” is part of a larger calamity that we’ve seen developing in Jeffco schools since we moved here from Alberta Canada seven years ago. Unfortunately, it is one that district management and boards have … more
As your Jeffco Board of Education, we make it our core mission to provide a quality education that prepares all children for a successful future. Funding challenges at the state level (Colorado owes K-12 education over $800 million a year, and that … more
March is National Nutrition Month, and in my recent work for an organization that provides nutritional counseling, I learned a lot about healthy eating, weight loss and wellness and, no, my extensive knowledge about losing weight is not just from … more
I wrote last week about the “Hollow Person,” who completeness as a person — their relative proximity to the Best Self — is dependent on their willingness to put forth maximum effort. Before I proceed with the role of teachers and coaches in … more
See if this plot is familiar to you: Happy couple says goodbye to each other on the morning before Valentine’s Day as they climb into their respective vehicles to drive to work. Less than an hour later, one calls the other, in shock: A car … more
I have, upon occasion, had a little bit of fun with the idea that I can write a letter to my younger self, and give said younger self advice about how to proceed in the world. Of course, such a thing is absurd, and so it is nothing more than a … more
There's a line in "Brilliant Disguise," a song by Bruce Springsteen, that goes: "God have mercy on the man who doubts what he's sure of." This poignant verse has always rung true for me, and in the … more
Two days ago, we all celebrated, in typically gaudy secular fashion, the Feast of St. Valentine. Well, I suppose, most of us, or, many of us celebrated - I'm sure there are some out there who did not … more
One of the trickiest things about being a musician is getting your music out there where people can actually hear it. And while there’s a slew of online platforms to host music for free, that doesn’t mean people will hear it. That’s … more
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