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I've been out of the classroom for a few years, but May always triggers the anxiety of pulling together all the data needed for the annual awards day as the school year winds down. Each year I stressed out wondering if I forgot anyone and if I spelled all the names correctly on the award cer…

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It is that time of year when educators are challenged with the task of maintaining order and the learning process among students whose minds are already focused on summer vacation. The double shot of spring fever and the rapidly-approaching final day of school are much akin to a sugar high i…

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Have you ever uttered a statement, only to immediately regret that it passed your lips? My email provider includes a feature that allows 30 seconds to "undo" a sent message. Oh, that we had such a feature in the human body, but we all have learned the difficult lesson that something spoken c…

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The television show "Night Court" which aired on NBC between 1984 and 1992 was one of the weekly favorites in our house. The star of the show, Harry Anderson, played the role of Judge Harry Stone who attempted to manage a quirky collection of court staff and an everchanging parade of people …

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I was raised in the South. Except for three years in seminary, the South has been my home. For many years I had no idea that a Southern accent is not universal, and that some cultures serve tea without sugar and still call it tea.