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Benjamin Braden
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Braden Bin - 2/9/18
Back by popular demand (not really), I introduce to you... THE BRADEN BIN!!!! My name is Ben Braden.  Get it?   Ok, so I'm going to start with a blog that came up on my Twitter (@Mr_Braden) timeline recently.  I'm going to do this knowing full well that in ...
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When Breath Becomes Air - Review
A poetic piece of literature about a young man who is also a doctor who probably would have found the cure to something or at least saved thousands of lives but finds out when he is 36 he has terminal cancer and only lives to 37. It's sad. Like, really sad....
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Slow Down
This post is going to seem a little life coachie.  Don't get me wrong here, I'm not a life coach, never claimed to be, never want to be, never will be.  But, I have learned some things along my journey that I feel obligated to share.  I've got plenty of thi...
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The Other Parents
The other parents at gymnastics might have looked at me a bit strange when right at this moment, I got a little teary eyed.  Ok, I cried. The song from Moana came on. Don’t judge me. The other parents don’t know we watched her go through 19 cycles of chemot...
The Other Parents
The Other Parents
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Attention Seeker
As an educational leader, there are times throughout the day that I feel like if there were two or three of me, we could actually be getting some things done.  Whether it is responding to emails, attending meetings on and off campus, meeting with teachers o...
Attention Seeker
Attention Seeker
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Chop Wood, Carry Water
There's a Zen proverb that's been resonating with me lately... Essentially, what it means to me is similar to the "keep on keepin' on" mantra.  No matter where you are at in life, obstacles you may face, successes you may have, "chop wood, carry water" or "...
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Identity First, Then Culture
First, allow me to get this outta the way, real quick like.   I am, unabashedly, an Indiana University basketball fan to the core of my being.  I grew up in Indiana and in Indiana, if you were raised right, you were raised to be an IU fan.  Unfortunately, t...
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Guest Post - Interactive Word Walls
To continue my little "guest post" series with my amazing first grade team, I bring you a beautifully written and well thought out post on Interactive Word Walls! A first grade teacher and the team leader was kind enough to take some time to put together th...
Guest Post - Interactive Word Walls
Guest Post - Interactive Word Walls
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Goals
One of my favorite questions to ask students is - "What do you want to be when you grow up?" It's simple It's old You might hear it on Sesame Street. It's not innovative But I am always taken aback when they don't have an answer for me.  Sometimes, they lit...
Goals
Goals
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Guest Post - Google Classroom
This is the second installment of a little "guest blogger" series on this ol' blog. The wonderful information below is provided by a 1st grade teacher at my school, Tania Hiserote-Santiago (@Mrs_TSantiago).  Mrs. Santiago has been teaching for 7 years. This...
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