Category Archives: Campus

Islands and Connections

Renay has had a unique professional trajectory. She never really had to work hard to make the roads of connection to help many general education teachers and special education teachers work together. Certainly, there were professional connections that had to … Continue reading

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Worth Fighting For

This last week, Renay had gotten into some more curriculum. Not necessarily a new book on the horizon yet, though she has said she is preparing a new publication for Inclusion From Square One. It’s been way too long and … Continue reading

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Cooking With Fire

Renay has been setting up virtual cooking with some of her students this week. Previously, whenever Renay was assigned to Foods or Health classes, Renay never really got into helping the student unless they were really in the kitchen. And … Continue reading

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Migrating Back To School

Renay is dealing with work trying to talk to folks about the successes and concerns of Hybrid education. And the wait while decisions are being made can be irritating to down right frightening for some students. Part of the reason: … Continue reading

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Need To Know

We had thought about taking this week off and then we thought better of it. The observed holiday of Martin Luther King Jr Day is a pretty important day, not just because of his ideals that he shared on the … Continue reading

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The Day After…

We wish we could take credit for the title this week, but we caught a re-tweet from Mr. Bigham, a Teacher of the Year from Oregon in 2014. “How many Day Afters have you had?” And it stunned us into … Continue reading

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There Goes Another Rubber Tree Plant..

Last week, one of Renay’s coworkers asked if anyone wanted a Rubber Tree Plant. Apparently, they can survive in Renay’s climate zone if they are kept indoors. And this coworker had an extra plant that needed a new home. But … Continue reading

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Eyes On the Prize

When Renay was in college, sometimes an upper class student would wander by Renay’s desk that first year and whisper, ‘eyes on the prize’. It was an odd mantra to a first year student in architecture whose personal goals were … Continue reading

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Seasons of Thanks

It might be hard to remember that feeling of gratitude that happened in May and June as all the kids perhaps drove by to get their diplomas, the way communities bonded and developed a new tradition to help build in … Continue reading

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Hard. Good. Essential

It probably should not be a surprise that Renay was riveted to the television, like generations before her for the moon landing, for the Challenger Explosion, September 11th. And now, a presidential election that has broken a glass ceiling– a … Continue reading

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