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Snitches

Snitches

Student: “Snitches get stitches and wind up in ditches Mr Corn….and I ain’t no snitch.”  The phrase just hung in the air and the class was silent. What should I say? If no one in the class comes clean, then…

Compass or Map

Compass or Map

The goal of teaching is to enable and empower students to navigate this world with a compass, but I’ve been teaching them with maps. Here’s what I mean: As a teacher, I work very hard show my students the steps…

First Circle

I want my students to live in the “First Circle.” Let me explain. When I was a youth minister, someone once showed me the “First Circle” concept. I honestly don’t know where it originated, but I have reworked it a…

Jewish Educational System

I wanted to post something about how the Jewish Educational System worked. Once I knew this stuff, my understanding of Scripture seemed to be much stronger. Anyway, here’s a basic description. (Very basic) Bet Sefer – House of the Book…

Family Update & Videos

Here are some fun things to tell you about: I got up to go to the bathroom the other day and when I returned, this is what I found. Isn’t she the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? Kesleigh loves Kleenex…

Remez

“May the force be with you.” It’s a classic quote. With those 5 little words I have referred you to a concept found in the Star Wars films. Almost anyone in our culture would recognize the reference, without mentioning the…

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