Tag Archives: development

boys will be boys (published at youthspecialties.com)

from the sandbox to the construction site, being male is often associated with a natural spirit of trouble-making. you don’t have to be on john eldridge’s mailing list to recognize that there is an untamed energy that is uniquely masculine. … Continue reading

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dispatches from beyond the comfort zone

day 1 – monday aug. 2 oh boy – here goes nothing. at least i didn’t get lost, although the gps took me some bizarre way through an unmarked gate. i think i better write down the directions from people … Continue reading

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body functions

Release the Kraken! When I got a Facebook message from Q’s mom (his real first initial but I’ll keep his name to myself) a month or so ago asking if I’d be interested in seeing the new film “Clash of … Continue reading

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top down

Regency Place Elementary is one of my favorite schools to sub at. Not only are the kids over-the-top friendly, polite, hardworking, and fun, the teachers go out of their way to make you feel welcome. (I’ve visited many a teacher’s … Continue reading

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100%

When this all-male public charter school in Chicago started four years ago, only 4% of its students could read at their grade level. Every single one of these 107 seniors has now been accepted to a four-year college, with over … Continue reading

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the matthew effect

“For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.” (Matthew 25:29) While the words of Jesus can seem incredibly … Continue reading

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