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Ben Gilpin
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Warner Elementary Principal. Father of two boys. Married to a very supportive wife. I enjoy running, golfing, bicycling and being active.
Warner Elementary Principal. Father of two boys. Married to a very supportive wife. I enjoy running, golfing, bicycling and being active.

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Full of Hope
"A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future, and believe it can be obtained." -Shawn Hitchcock Ten years ago I vividly recall sitting in the front lobby at church.  I had my boys with me.  Drew was 3, and Troy was in a carrier.  Sunday after Sunday...

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Tale of Two Students
"Too often, we have neither allowed nor expected students to think. We have filled their heads with facts and formulas and rewarded them for reciting it. We have done the analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating instead of expecting our students to do it." -...

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Can you stay and play?
"The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us." - Terri Marshall Many of us feel joy and gratitude during the holidays.  We are thankful for our health, our friends, and our famil...

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Not Your Father's Classroom
"The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." - Alvin Toffler One of my favorite subjects has always been history.  I'm often fascinated by events, movements, and the cour...

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I was wrong
"Being human means making mistakes learning from mistakes and then moving on and becoming a better person from making those mistakes." - FirstCovers.com The sun was shining, a light breeze cooled us down and our emotions were running high.  I still remember...

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Are you on the bus?
"The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day." - Charles R. Swindoll We all heard the hype.  Our coach landed a prized recruit that was going to make an instant impact on our college golf team.  As ...

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A Cause Bigger Than Ourselves
Since 2003 men from around the world have participated in No-Shave November or Movember.  I for one, have not joined in the movement...until now. Here's why... For a handful of years I have watched others grow beards and mustaches during November.  I knew t...

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What comes first, the chicken or the egg?
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader." - John Quincy Adams Some moments are ingrained in our minds forever.  They can be moments of great happiness, tragedy or misfortune.  But we all have the...

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The Game of School
"If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow." - John Dewey This past week I went to the Michigan Theatre to watch the screening of, Most Likely to Succeed. The video is a trailer and I highly encourage you to check it out...
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