Category Archives: Heroes

Celebrating Young Heros of Pakistan; Legendary Children – Part I

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Heroism is something that cannot be limited to a certain age, class or gender, its simply another term coined for valuing human bravery and determination. Heroes are people loved by the masses, a country…

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Syrian Mezon Almellehan & Pakistani Malala Yousafzai On Education, Not War

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               These Muslim Feminist Girls Duo Say Pens, Not Bombs Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel peace prize and a champion of education rights for children,…

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Children are Amazing People

A recent article on the Dennison Forum, a blog that examines popular culture in the US, reminded me once again about how awesome children are.  Ten-year-old Savannah Solis, of Tyler, Texas, heard about two New York City police officers who … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

I always loved “spending time” with my students and Dr. King.  There’s something about him that really resonates with children, even young ones.  There are so many things I never knew anything about as a child that were important for … Continue reading

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Afshan Ahmad–Heroic Teacher

  Everyday teachers enter their classrooms to nurture, train, and care for the children of others.  Our tasks are many—we are nurses, secretaries, custodians, potty trainers, coaches, cheerleaders, motivators, builders, innovators, creators, artists, authors, dentists, and a whole lot of … Continue reading

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Sandy Hook

There are no words to express what’s in my heart. I can only pray from the depths of my spirit. Father God, you must do the rest. Dawn Hochsprung Mary Sherlach Lauren Russeau Victoria Soto Rachel Davino Anne Marie Murphy … Continue reading

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My Favorite Principal

My favorite principal died last week.  Today is his memorial service.  I really wish I could be there, but I’m hundreds of miles away, so I’ll remember him here today. When I was an intern teacher in CUSD, Rich was … Continue reading

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