Author: Spencer Campbell

Your Small Group of Anything

We all have a small group of people we would do anything for. Family members, certain friends, our favorite students or teachers. Why? What do these people do to earn our trust, friendship, and our devotion? Is it possible for these certain people to remove themselves from this small group? Are you in someone else’s small group of anything? If so, how and...

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Don’t try and solve the problem I just need someone to listen

Don’t try and solve the problem; I just need someone to listen. I had a student in my office today that was not having a good day.  The student reacted negatively to a reasonable request by an adult in our building. Normally, I would have a conversation about respect and how much we care about our students and why we have additional adults in our building and how important their roles are. This time was different. As I started to talk, the student interrupted me and said, “Don’t try and solve the problem; I just need someone to listen.” And so I...

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If they didn’t learn it….was it worth learning in the first place?

If they didn’t learn it….was it worth learning in the first place? From Teaching on Purpose  Been thinking about this quote for the past week or so. What does this look like as a student, a teacher, an administrator, a parent, a boss, or as an employee? Are we teaching wider or deeper, and if we are going deeper on something is it something that matters? Sometimes I think we focus on the wrong thing. What are our students focusing on? More importantly, what are our teachers being asked to focus on? Are we pushing our students and teachers...

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assumptions and why they hurt us

assumptions and why they hurt us  Don’t Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.Don Miguel Ruiz assume that because i am not using capitals or punctuation that i dont know what i am doing this may be true but then your assumption would be wrong Over the past month,  I have watched a lot of people make a lot of assumptions including myself. Some of these assumptions...

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The Story of An Hour by Kate Chopin

The Story of An Hour by Kate Chopin Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband’s death. It was her sister Josephine who told her, in broken sentences; veiled hints that revealed in half concealing. Her husband’s friend Richards was there, too, near her. It was he who had been in the newspaper office when intelligence of the railroad disaster was received, with Brently Mallard’s name leading the list of “killed.” He had only taken the time to assure himself...

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