Author: Deborah

The Inner Game Of Tennis Is Played Against Yourself

Both approaches jumble our emotions like a rollercoaster ride. Player A gets emotionally scrambled internally, and Player B is emotionally whipped externally. The Ref, on the other hand, doesn’t have either of those ups and downs. She understands her self worth as she simply observes.

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The Quick Solution to Tantrums

Mother Daughter Relationship Retreat

To this day, I thank my lucky stars I wasn’t able to pluck her out of that clothes rack before she stopped screaming. If I had, I would have tried to bribe her to prevent my own embarrassment, anything to make her be quiet. I never would’ve learned my valuable lesson—

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Work Smarter, Not Harder: Rocking Your Final Exams 2

Create flashcards for your vocabulary, important dates and people, math equations, etc. There are many online flashcard programs, some of which are provided by your textbook company to go along with the chapters. Compete with the group members.

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Work Smarter, Not Harder: Rocking Your Final Exams

If you are a teenager, your thoughts need to turn towards your Final Exams Prep…Again. Yes, I know April just ended, but it’s time, and who doesn’t love a good strategy for ending the school year strong?
You know that yucky feeling you get in the pit of your stomach at the mere mention of exams? Here’s a way to minimize it.
Get Organized!

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That Is Not What That Meant

On her ninth birthday, she announced, “Now that I’m almost a teenager—”

“Hold it!” I had to stop her right there. “You are not almost a teenager. I will tell you when you are almost a teenager.”

“But Mom…

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March For Science

NSTA t-shirts March for Science

Science touches everything we do— including the safety of the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. It affects the kinds of diseases we get and the medicines we use. It dictates what our kids are taught in school, what is discussed in the news, and what is debated in Congress. Science affects the jobs we have, and what powers our economy. It needs our help to remain pure, so join the March for Science.

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Teaching Environmental Science in the Inner City

Teaching environmental science in the inner city by Deborah Ann Davis

One girl came into my class and slammed her books on her desk every single day. “I hate this class!” she would announce before dropping into her seat, glowering at me behind folded arms.

But I had the best topic in the world to teach.

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Billion Acts of Green

The Ripple Effect by Deborah Ann Davis

As spring approaches, what better time to reconnect with our planet than to observe March 25’s Earth Hour and April 22’s Earth Day? I sashayed over to http://www.earthday.org/take-action/ to glean some cool Earth Day ideas, and what greeted me? Billion

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Fairly Certain meets When Harry Met Sally

My friend Bill and his wife were both showing horses in a Texas competition, one of their many friendly rivalries. Although Bill had one of the best performances of his career, to his surprise he failed to place even in

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Earth Hour 2017: Welcome To The Dark Side

Earth Day, Earth Week, Dowsers

Earth Hour is held 20:30-21:30 hours (8:30-9:30 p.m.) in your time zone on the last Saturday of March. This year it will be March 25. This symbolic day is observed in order to conserve energy and draw the world’s attention

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