A letter from Mr. Rogers to my daughter

I was going through some papers and came across a letter that was dated April 1995 from Mr.Rogers to my daughter, Stephanie. The letter is as follows:

Dear Stephanie,

It meant a great deal to me that you wanted to write to me as a part of your class project. I’m glad to know that our Neighborhood was a part of your growing up and that you continue to have such warm feelings about our program. (more…)

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Do you have good habits of mind?
Habits of Mind: 16 Essential Characteristics for Success

Do you have good habits of mind?

In their groundbreaking book, Habits of Mind, Arthur Costa and Bena Kallick, identify a set of 16 problem solving, life related skills, necessary to effectively operate in society. These skills promote strategic reasoning, insightfulness, perseverance, creativity, and craftsmanship.

One goal behind these life skills is to provide a road map as to how to behave intelligently when you DON’T know the answer. It means having a disposition toward intelligent behavior when confronted with problems or new learning.

The application of these 16 Habits of Mind will help you work through real life situations. They are as follows:

  1. Persisting: Sticking to a task at hand. Following through to completion. Can and do remain focused. (more…)

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Would you like to enrich your life?
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Would you like to enrich your life?

Can you honestly say that you are happy? Or do you feel uneasy or lacking in direction? Unfortunately, too many of us are unsatisfied with our lives. This may be especially true for highly sensitive people because we think deeply and are always looking for meaning in our lives. We may feel as though something is missing, even though we may not be able to identify exactly what it is.

It’s possible that you’re just bored with your life. You may have a full life, but it’s not filled with things that inspire you. Or perhaps you don’t have enough time for the things that are most important to you. How can you make the time to do things that help you feel more fulfilled? (more…)

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