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lessons learned along my journey

Cancer Doesn’t Care

I’ve now sat with my Mother through several of her chemo therapies and have walked away with one major takeaway.   Advertisements

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A Letter from Corey

We truly can only speak to our life experiences and even though I have dealt with the loss of loved ones, I have not dealt with the loss of my mother.  During my time in education, I have had to … Continue reading

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I Ain’t Changed

  Big Corey: Yo, I ain’t changed.  John, “Mr. Coast Guard Academy” has changed!

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Wins and Losses

“What was the score of the Delaware game?”

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Listen to Them Sing!

“It’s easy to be discouraged looking at the world.  It’s easy to wonder what is happening to our society and ask why is it so bad?  It’s easy to give up hope.  However, I guarantee if you open your ears … Continue reading

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Successful

After 9 years of teaching, I have reached a point where students I once taught in the 8th grade are now graduating from high school.   As 8th graders, they were just entering their teenage years and 5 years later … Continue reading

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We Don’t Know How Lynn Did It

I sat in my classroom exhausted after a full day of student teaching and couldn’t wait to go home and relax.  I had no clue that teaching would be this draining.  It suddenly dawned on me that for several years … Continue reading

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