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My sister's classroom "where the magic will happen"

Three Easy Steps to Inspire a Love of Reading

I recently read an article about how teaching is harder than it looks. It was a great article. But I have a really easy way to help inspire kids to read. Here’s the step-by-step: Find a teacher who is really committed to teaching. Who spends a good bit of summer “vacation” coming up with new […]

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board certified teacher notification

Nationally Board Certified Teacher… Braggin’ on My Lil’ Sis!

While I was traveling recently, we got some fantastic news. I mean the kind of news that makes you holler with excitement. Here’s the way the announcement came in: The message was to my little sister Leslie and she immediately shared it with family and friends! I’m not sure how many of my family, friends, […]

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a mama sheep with her new baby lambs

VIDEO: Interview with Matt Eddy of the Iowa State Fair’s Animal Learning Center

  In February, I wrote a post asking about places and things I should see as I get to know the Midwest. One of the people who took time to give me his ideas was Matt Eddy aka Twitter’s @aged4me. Matt had simple suggestions for me as I asked my questions: Where are you or […]

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child's drawing of cotton plants

Cotton is the Fabric of the Classroom for @HouseAgBuilt

It has been a little while since I’ve had a guest post in the series of people telling about how cotton is the fabric of their lives. This one has been in the works for a little while though and it is worth the wait. It’s from California elementary school teacher Sarah who blogs at  The […]

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sunset on a cotton field

Proud of My Role in Agricultural Communications

Thought some of you may enjoy seeing this guest post I wrote for my good friend Ryan Goodman over on Agriculture Proud. He’s been doing a series of posts on the different kinds of careers within agriculture people are proud of having. This is a glimpse at the post but I encourage you to visit […]

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University of Memphis student center

The University of Memphis Celebrating 100 Years Leaves Me Wordless

This year we are celebrating the Centennial for the University of Memphis. When I say “we” I mean my family as well as the entire city. Although I don’t know that I had family there when the doors opened in 1912, my family has gone to this university for generations…. in fact, my grandmom was […]

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Jake with his Flat Stanley

PLEASE…. Can Flat Stanley Please Visit You?

What we do for the kids in our lives! This is one of mine…. my nephew Jake… cute kid huh? And he’s holding one of those paper dolls — a Flat Stanley — that so many kids color as part of their classwork in elementary school. And like all those moms, dads, aunts, uncles and […]

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hands on a cotton boll

Cotton 101: First Field Basics of the Boll

Video closeup in a field of cotton and some of the bolls off the plant. Talking through the fiber & the plant’s use.

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