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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Spending Evenings With the Midwife | Mark’s Remarks

It’s a bit funny that I’ve worked like a dog since school ended. Indeed, I allowed myself one day of “sleeping in” until 7-ish,...

Intentional listening, clarifying and responding | Mark’s Remarks

Almost on a weekly basis, educators have conversations with students relating to communication.  We are constantly talking to students about thinking before we speak,...

The Night I Saw Santa Claus | Mark’s Remarks

There are things you keep quiet when you’re a kid. My parents and family members will tell you I talked too much when I...

Devil’s Kitchen, the Enfield Monster and UFOs | Mark’s Remarks

I didn’t know until recently that this area of Illinois is sometimes referred to as “Devil’s Kitchen.” The name apparently comes from Native Americans and...

Riding to school | Mark’s Remarks

When my oldest son was 5, he started kindergarten. At the time, I was still teaching in the same building. We would load up...

Under Explaining | Mark’s Remarks

A few years back, there was a somewhat new term in education. A great local educator had written a book. He also taught a...

Fitting Into the Rainbow Boots | Mark’s Remarks

I can admit to you that my life has often been driven by what people think of me. At certain times in my life,...

Listen to the words | Mark’s Remarks

Go figure. I like to listen to the oldies station. If you’ve read any of my columns about my love of history, that will...

Vengeance | Mark’s Remarks

High school years are often looked at with rose-colored glasses, as is much of our childhood.  That is, if we choose to look at...

Tolerance | Mark’s Remarks

Have you noticed lately that the greatest sin in the world has become disagreeing with someone?  It’s been a gradual shift in the mentality...

The black and white TV | Mark’s Remarks

The recent hot weather forced us to stay inside much of the afternoon and find things to do. At one point, we watched an...

Victim | Mark’s Remarks

The other day, I saw this video on Facebook that a young African-American man made.  He is wise beyond his years. In the video,...
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