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Word of the Week: SUBMONTANE

By Chuck Poole

Submontane Pronounced: [səb-män-tān] Definition Passing under mountains At or near the base of a mountain A Simple Reflection on the Word A submontane village is one that is found at the base of a mountain. Many of these villages do not see sunlight for months at a time due to the enormous shadows cast upon…

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A Word for Teachers: DERACINATE

By Chuck Poole

Deracinate Pronounced: [dē-rasə-nāt] Definition To uproot To take something out of its native environment A Simple Reflection on the Word In order for a garden to flourish and reach its full potential, a gardener must deracinate the weeds that are spread throughout the landscape. If the roots of the weeds interfere with the intended plants,…

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A Word For Teachers: APERTURE

By Chuck Poole

Aperture Pronounced: [APP-er-cher]   Definition An opening or hole In photography, the opening in a lens that admits light into a camera   A Simple Reflection on the Word Aperture can be used to describe any type of opening, but it is most recognizable in relation to photography. With the advancement of digital photography, and…

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A Word for Teachers: LAMBENT

By Chuck Poole

Lambent Pronounced: [ˈlam-bənt]   Definition Glowing softly Gently glimmering A Simple Reflection on the Word A soothing campfire, a flickering candle, or a soft ambient bulb are all examples of lambent light. Although it may be gentle and soothing, lambent light actually travels at exactly the same speed as a bright, hot spotlight — about…

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A Word for Teachers: UNDERSTUDY

By Chuck Poole

Understudy Pronounced: [uhn-der-stuhd-ee]   Definition to learn (a role) in order to replace the regular actor or actress when necessary. one who is prepared to act another’s part or take over another’s duties   A Simple Reflection on the Word An understudy is often considered to be the unsung hero of the theatre. Their job…

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A Word for Teachers: CACHE

By Chuck Poole

Cache Pronounced: [kash]   Definition A secret or inaccessible storage location Computer memory for storing recently used data   A Simple Reflection on the Word The computers we use every day have a memory cache. It is in this cache that recently viewed websites and temporary files are stored with the goal to help speed…

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A Word for Teachers: FOGBOW

By Chuck Poole

Fogbow Pronounced: [FAWG-boh]   Definition A rainbow made of fog droplets; a white rainbow An arc or circle of white or yellow seen against the fog   A Simple Reflection on the Word A fogbow is mainly seen when the sun is breaking through the fog. Sailors often see them as they form over the…

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Teach FIT: How ‘In Shape’ are YOU as a Teacher?

By Chuck Poole

The most successful people in the world are FIT.  They have the ability to Focus, take Initiative, and be Tenacious in order to accomplish their goals.  People who have a FIT mentality will rise above the rest. When it comes to teaching, this same rule applies.  If you want to lead your students down a…

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Embrace the Layers

By Chuck Poole

Last night I made stir fry and I cried. Tears streamed down my face, not because I was sad or due to my meal tasting horrible, but rather because of one of my favorite ingredients of all… the onion. From the first cut, my eyes began to burn, and through each chopped layer tears fell,…

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The Soap Mentality

By Chuck Poole

I wash my face almost every morning. My entire life I have used a single bar of soap any time I washed my face. I never saw anything wrong with it because I never knew anything different. Recently, my wife introduced me to something revolutionary to my world… a skin care regimen. She asked me…

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