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Monday Musings: Educator Barnes’ November Review

November was an intense month, and December, so far, has been the same.  Last Monday, I should have published my November review. Instead, I published last Monday what I should have published today. I blame it on my doctoral program … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: You Can’t Do It All – Prioritize

Since I have been home from work, I have taken two naps.  It is really hard to take one long nap when you have two seven-year-olds running around your house.  It is almost the halfway point in the school year … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: Our Future Depends on More Class Discussions

One of my favorite activities to facilitate with students is a class discussion.  As a former literacy coach, I am well aware that too many teachers are still operating as the sage on the stage.  They are spending too much … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: Dealing with Tough Currents through Perseverance

On Saturday, September 29, 2018, I decided to conquer a fear – learning how to swim.  I knew I should not embark on this journey alone.  I am taking private swim lessons with my seven-year-old twin sons.  It was a … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: Educator Barnes’ October Review

October was a month filled with both joy and sadness. The month started well.  I had an article published where I interviewed my superintendent who recently won superintendent of the year for the state of Indiana.  It was one of the … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: Know When to Take a Break

I took a hiatus from my Monday Musings as well as some other areas of my life during the last two weeks.  My school was on fall break for two weeks and today is the first day back. My sons … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: Slow Progress

I have been dreading Saturday.  I couldn’t sleep last Friday night and I woke up early on Saturday because of the swim lessons I am taking with my kids.  I mistakenly thought getting these cool prescription googles would help ease … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: Educator Barnes’ September Review

September was a busy month.  On top of writing articles, filming videos, being a guest for other publications, I also had to get my Ph.D. assignments completed.  Most of this month I slept three-five hours a night because I had … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: It’s Hard Not to be Hard on Yourself

I’m in this Ph.D. program at the moment.  This is my first semester in the program and I am currently taking two classes.  I received my grade on my first essay.  It was an 89% B+.  This grade is so … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: Life in the Black

Many people know about our journey to add children to our family.  I was told during the second year of marriage that the chance of me ever getting pregnant without any intervention was between 1/2-1%.  Because we wanted children, we … Continue reading

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