LEAven Blog

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Shine Brightly: Reach Higher & Touch Lives Further

December 5, 2023

With the Advent season now in progress, look around and make note of what you see. Look closely around your home, church, school, and community. Likely, you see various decorations…

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Oh, Sing to the Lord!

December 5, 2023

When I first started teaching a few years ago, (okay, many years ago), my first classroom had a piano in it.  My classroom was not an anomaly in that it…

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Secure Destination

November 28, 2023

A little over a year ago, I purchased a used 2019 Toyota Camry. That is the first car that I have owned that has Apple CarPlay, where an in-cabin screen…

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What Company Will You Keep?

November 21, 2023

Certainly, you have heard the old adage, “Misery loves company.” It is unfortunate how true this saying can be when it comes to children. When children hurt others emotionally or…

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Advent Tips for Teachers

November 14, 2023

It hit me by surprise.  The other evening, I was looking on YouTube for a song by a group I am going to see in concert soon, and there it…

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For Such a Time as This

November 7, 2023

I remember the day well. More than 4000 Lutheran educators from around the country and a host of international guests were assembled in April 2002 for the seventh triennial LEA…

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Make All of November a Month of Thanksgiving

October 31, 2023

     Now that another Reformation celebration has passed, it’s time to gear up for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 23, 2023.  I’m sure there will be many art projects involving colorful…

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 24, 2023

Despite knowing the benefits of Parent-Teacher Conferences, I used to get nervous about them. I’d ask myself all sorts of questions. Would I know the answers to questions? Would they expect…

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The First Three Days of School…

October 17, 2023

This blog is about real life in our Lutheran schools. The title may allow the reader to reminisce a bit about the start of this school year. Doing so certainly…

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Be There

October 10, 2023

You are free not to be. Free that is. You see, you are free for a fee. Confused? Me too. Allow me to continue anyway. Paul starts the concept with…

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