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More Than You Think I Am

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They are EACH MORE THAN YOU THINK THEY ARE!!! A view that we, as their supporters, mentors, guides, role models, should all embrace... They are... capable talented passionate growing learning caring It is time we look in and not focus on the out .  I will admit I have been watching the History show, American Pickers. A brief summary of the show... two guys travel around the US looking for stuff, yes, stuff... They look through "junkalanches."  Sometimes they have leads, and other times they "freestyle." What amazes me the most about the show is not the finds, but the ability to see past the judgement, past the preconceived notions. They have walked, crawled, climbed through structures filled with filth looking, looking for that one find.  You can see that they are driven by passion, whether it is preservation or money.  The way we act, react, interact with our students shouldn't be any different... we should look through their bag

Ending = New Beginning

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"Every story has an end, but in life, every ending is a new beginning." In the craziness of life, I set short term goals. I think this time next week, it will be over.  I live by my google calendar. Why do this? An attempt at organization. An attempt at mentally charging myself. If you really think about it... there is never an ending... life keeps moving. It is a cycle. At this time in the year, many of us reflect on the past year and choose next steps for the upcoming year. The end of a year and the beginning of a new one brings about a spark of intense motivation. For me, it is like getting a new coloring book and colored pencils. I have this "want to" and slowly it dwindles.  My top 3 accomplishments for my story of 2016 was... Being Healthier Presenting at Conferences Blog More/Create a Professional Website These being my top three, at the beginning of 2016, I only set out for one of these. The other two were happy surprises.   Setti