The Value of a Smile

You’ll agree that smiling is contagious, right? I mean, didn’t you smile when you saw this photo? I sure did. I discovered the photo on a fellow teacher’s Pinterest board. She maintains a board of smiles: smiling kids, smiling adults, and even smiling animals. I love this idea and intend to create my own “Smile…

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The ACE Test

I just took the ACE test, which measures adverse childhood experiences. My result? It was a zero, which means I’m lucky. I grew up in a household that was supportive and loving. My parents didn’t abuse me, take drugs, have a mental illness, or get divorced. (Some sources say that the national average of 2…

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A Fascinating Life

Roald Dahl, author of such wonderful tales as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach, was born on this day in 1916. And this man not only wrote fascinating books, but he had a fascinating, sometimes tragic, life. Here are a few Roald Dahl facts: His first name is pronounced, “Roo–all.”…

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