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Krystal Weiss
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For the past three or so years I have had a morning routine. Wake up before the kids, drink a cup of coffee, and read the lectionary for the day. (The lectionary is the common set of Bible readings for any given day.) As I would read, I would highlight…
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Sitting on the couch, clean and showered (if you aren’t a mom you might not understand how amazing that is), watching – a term used lightly here since I’m obviously writing a blog post – the Cubbies with the hubs and cat. A Cubs player hit a single, and…
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About 8 years ago this sweet, bright-eyed 20-something tried to shame me into being more political. She was trying to get me to give money to something green, and acted shocked that I didn’t follow local politics or current events. “There really is so…
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Last weekend I had a birthday. A big-ish one – 39. I’m not one that worries about getting older. I have wrinkles and loads of gray hair, but whatever, there is only one alternative to getting old and I’m not ready for that, so I embrace the changes. It is…
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This is a bit of a cheat post, but I have to get something down here to get the ball rolling again. I wrote this a couple of weeks ago to a group of teachers that I work with. After I wrote it, I read it again and thought it was pretty good. I’ve edited ……
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Did you guess relationships? 😄 If yes, you have read this blog a time or two. Last summer our department hosted professional learning opportunities that we called camp outs. We asked teachers to come with their teams, or at least partners, and spend two…
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In the past few weeks I’ve been revisiting classrooms that I visited in the fall. I’ve been observing and chatting with teachers about the progress they felt that they have made toward the goals they set for themselves this year. I’ve been blown away by…
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A few months back I was chatting with a friend of mine about a survey I sent out. This friend is in sales, and a poster child extrovert. I was thrilled that I already had responses to my survey. He mentioned that he never takes surveys. That to ask him to…
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In this post I’m going to jump way out of my comfort zone, and share some personal life. I’ve tossed this idea for a while – it is practically impossible for me to compartmentalize my life – I am wife, mother, and educator. In my first post I said that it…
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Last week I shared thoughts about a staff development that I bombed. I hadn’t put forth the thoughtfulness that was needed to offer a vastly different staff development, and the results were not what I had hoped. This week I had an extremely different…
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