Showing posts from April, 2010

Never Underestimate the Power of a Small Group of People...

"Never underestimate the power of a small group of people to change the world.  In fact, it is the only way it ever has."  Margaret Mead    In deed, this is true as is evidenced by the following blog post.   Let me introduce you to an extraordinary, mutli-talented young teacher, Stephanie Hayward.   I have known Stephanie since she was a student singing in the York Middle and High School shows with my daughters.  It is a pleasure to share with my readers this interview with Stephanie and her class of fifth graders, who saw a need and found a way to meet it.   ~~~~~~~~~   Hi, Stephanie! Thank you for visiting my blog to share the story of how your students created a way to help the people in Haiti. Could you give us a little history of how this happened? Thanks, Linda. We are very excited to share this project! It has inspired us as a classroom, a school but most importantly, as people. My fifth graders were very concerned when learning of the Earthquake that struck Hait

National Memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

I almost deleted the email.  I didn't recognize the name of the person sending it to me.  However, something told me to wait...take a look...this was important. Clicking the email open, I read quickly about the National Memorial to Dr. King.  The representative from the Build The Dream organization who wrote to me sent a link to information on the Memorial.  I will attach that link here , but first, take a moment to watch the video below that brought me to tears.  It has a clear message, but one done with such Zen-like simplicity that it reaches out to cause the heart and soul to quake. When Dr. King gave his, " I have a dream " speech, I was ten years old. Little girls didn't dream as big as being president in 1963. We dreamed of being wives and mothers, or maybe a nurse or a teacher, but not president, at least not with any real hope that it would ever become real. Some forty-seven years ago, I sat on the living room floor listening to Dr. Martin Luther Kin