Category Archives: Play

Trusting the Path of Kharakter

Seventheen-month-old Zoe begins her life as an artist. Zoe’s mother gave her a box of colored chalk, and took her into the back yard. Talking all the while, her mother showed her how to make an apple on one of … Continue reading

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From Religious Toleration to Religious Profusion

Religion. If the word turns you off, bare with me for 600 more words. It’s not about whether you believe in God or not. It’s not even about what you believe. Please follow and like us:

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Making Conflict Creative

We see through a glass darkly; but then face to face.—Corinthians 13:12 Many years ago, I faced the challenge of “doing something about” a noxious employee who worked in the development office. Please follow and like us:

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Being Right & Being Wrong: Two Sides of the Stupid Coin

You can either be right, or be in a relationship; not both. —Katherine Schulz (Being Wrong, 2010) FIfth-grade teacher Beverly Button, was famous for being “strong on discipline.” The culture of the school put a high priority on “discipline,” and so … Continue reading

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Why Many SEL Programs Fail

“Although ‘Social-Emotional-Learning may be intended to empower students, many elementary students in these programs learn to equate leadership with obedience. Research by Madora Soutter  (Unintended Lessons of SEL Programs January 21, 2019) reveals that many SEL programs do not achieve their espoused goals … Continue reading

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