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Brain Break

Brain Break

Yesterday's post was heavy, so today I'm going to give my brain, and your brain a spa day with some humor. Humor also helps the brain regulate...dopamine levels, reports a Stanford research team in the December 4, 2003, issue of the journal Neuron. Dopamine, also...

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Grief: Breaking the Taboo

Grief: Breaking the Taboo

I wasn't sure for a moment whether to laugh or cry because I failed to save a draft before an "open-tab-over-load" forced me to reboot. Thanks (or maybe no thanks) to Google docs my brain now assumes everything is being backed up automatically, so my heart raced when...

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Feeling More Black

Feeling More Black

When I was transitioning from teacher to administrator, I took a year long position in a wealthy suburban district at a pay-cut because they were going to give me leadership opportunities, and mentoring. But it turned out it also meant working with an all White staff...

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Reality Check

Reality Check

Lovely bulletin boards, PTA fundraisers, and singing kids at assemblies aside: let us not be fooled…shit-showness is always present to one degree or another. I support public education. Yes. I. DO. But the problems that schools have are the same problems that the...

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