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Encounters that Matter in the Classroom & Beyond: From “Football” Without Helmets to Singer, Performer, Teacher

Can you believe that playing “football” without helmets and protective padding turned me into a singer and performer and is partly why I teach and write articles and books? A friend of a friend set me up. This was just after college. Her brother was helping to start a rugby club and needed players. Six … Continue reading Encounters that Matter in the Classroom & Beyond: From “Football” Without Helmets to Singer, Performer, Teacher

Encounters that Matter in the Classroom & Beyond: Strong-Willed Mothers Turned Our Lives for the Better

Strong-willed mothers turned our lives for the better. That’s just one of the amazing parallels that run through our lives to this day. I am speaking for my long-time friend Jerry Howard and for myself. Our parents’ positive and enduring influence, delivered under challenging circumstances, may seem “as simple as pie,” but it turns out … Continue reading Encounters that Matter in the Classroom & Beyond: Strong-Willed Mothers Turned Our Lives for the Better