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If we provide structure and support for students to raise their voices and take action, they can astonish us with their capacity—and show us a good time!


Now that I've settled in a bit, I'm back to asking the eternal question: can I somehow do it all? Teach, write, lead, parent...and live? The difference is that I used to ask it with the underlying attitude of, "Of course I can!" and then spread myself too thin. Now I ask the same question from a place of, "Probably not, and that's okay; we all have to make choices, but I'll keep asking." This has the feel more of a puzzle than a wall: like when you think you are close to solving a Rubik's Cube, but then ...


Around the end of the semester, I like to use a simple speaking activity that accomplishes several things at once.


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