Pray First!

  I read in an educational article this week that statistics are booming for school students who are reporting feelings of severe anxiety.  They are complaining to their teachers of headaches, stomach aches, dizziness, or simply stare at a blank page or act out.  The root cause of this is fearfulness and anxiety, which makes […]

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The Art of Inspiring Students

“Do or do not.  There is no try.” – Yoda “Much to learn, you still have.” – Yoda Today marks the first day of school for my English students and me.  Countless teachers are pinching themselves, thinking, “Was summer break just something I dreamed?” and countless students are mourning the loss of their unlimited video […]

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Learning In Order to Love…

“There are those who seek knowledge for the sake of knowledge; that is curiosity.  There are those who seek knowledge to be known by others; that is vanity.  There are those who seek knowledge in order to serve; that is love.” – Bernard of Clairvaux If you’re reading this blog post, then I can assume […]

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“Divergent” Living

  My wife and I recently had a blast watching Divergent, the 2014 Hollywood film directed by Neil Burger. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much from this movie, but it turned out to be a fun and entertaining ride, while also serving as a thoughtful commentary on the obsessive tendency of our society to […]

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