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Gratitude List:
1. Golden morning moonset, and a russet sunrise.
2. Introducing my students to Shakespearean insults.
3. People rising to the occasion.
4. Grace and civility and kindness are not dead. 48 more words


Draining the Workplace

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Be a fountain, not a drain.

~ Rex Hudler



NCTE Blog: Teachers, Schools, and Civil Discourse

A recent article on NCTE’s blog considers the role politics play in the classroom. This thoughtful piece, by Joanna Perrillo, NCTE Member and teacher educator, offers one perspective: 36 more words

The Job of Saints: Joan of Arc, 604 Years On

This week marks the birthday of St. Joan of Arc, a devout farm girl born more than 600 years ago whose virtues of faith, chastity, and courage helped make her one of the patron saints of France, and of soldiers in the trenches of World War One. 1,780 more words

Virtue, Happiness, & The Meaning Of Life

Managing Your Workplace Interactions

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He who controls others may be powerful,

but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.

~ Lao Tzu 39 more words


Of all the people...

I had an old boss who was not only a great storyteller, he had funny lines to give little digs that sounded nice at first. He would do this to avoid saying something overtly negative, but get his point across. 472 more words


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Thoughts on Civil Discourse from musingsofanoldfart

words of civility...five for a neighborly new year

Let’s face it. 2016 was a brutal year for the cause of civility.

Hateful, corrosive speech has ever been a problem for humanity. There is nothing new under the sun. 908 more words