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The educational system in our country is complex, to say the least. There are many stakeholders: children, parents, teachers, administrations, and specialists. Schools are run as businesses and are concerned with money. Assessments and resources can be very expensive....
A new school year encompasses every feeling—the excitement of new friendships, the nerves of meeting a new teacher, the sadness of summer ending, the hope of what could be this year as we all restart, refocus, reorganize.  A new school...
Thank you so much for this opportunity to share my voice. Respectfully, Kristin Hundt Teacher. Learner. Global Citizen. An email signature—a small thing that can tell a lot about a person. In an instant, you can learn a person’s job title, favorite quote,...
When I was younger, I remember eating apples and then scattering the seeds in the front yard and seeing if I could get them to grow. Of course I didn't fully understand all that it took for...
This pandemic stole three months from us. Three long months without getting the opportunity to see my grandpa. It turns out that I was a day late to see him. My grandpa passed away June 19. I was going...
More than 12 years ago, I adopted the most calm-mannered dog you could ask for. His name was Nipsy, which didn’t match his demeanor at all. Nipsy was a gentle soul who never barked, nipped, or showed signs of...
Anxiety in teenagers is on the rise. The National Institute of Health reports that one in three teens ages 13 to 18 will be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Furthermore, in the last decade, hospital admissions for suicide in...
Maybe you've been waiting for someone else to say it first. I am saying it, and I am saying it without apology: I’m planning to send my kids to school this fall if they reopen. I get that we’re in...
The internet right now is weird. Like. R E A L  W E I R D. A side job of mine deals with social media. So, I get paid to scroll, swipe, and click. Let me tell you, I've seen...
On any given day you can walk into my house to find several paint splashes across my kitchen cupboards, leftover pieces of playdough crumbled on the floor, crayons and markers spread across the counter, and piles of artwork stacked...

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