Kindness Counts: Why Good Deeds Aren’t Only for World Kindness Day

Kindness Counts: Why Good Deeds Aren’t Only for World Kindness Day

For Dominican Sister of Hope Connie Kelly, OP, living intentionally, communally, and kindly are all connected. Although she grew up in a big family that had quiet dinners (“There was a rule that, at the dinner table, you didn’t speak unless you were called on,” Sister...
Everybody Wants to Learn

Everybody Wants to Learn

After teaching for thirty-seven years, Dominican Sister of Hope Linda Rivers maintains one firm belief: everybody wants to learn. Below, she shares her advice for keeping her cool in the classroom and connecting with every student, even those who are hard to reach....
Teacher Trick: Respond to Kids

Teacher Trick: Respond to Kids

The title seems too obvious: of course teachers respond to kids. In fact, that’s how they spend their days: responding to the qualms, questions, joys, tribulations, and cries of many kids. However, when talking about her thirty-plus-year tenure as a principal and...
Teacher Trick: Let Parents Talk

Teacher Trick: Let Parents Talk

It’s no secret that dealing with parents can be just as important for teachers as dealing with students. And sometimes, the parents can be harder to deal with (but you didn’t hear it from us!). Today, Dominican Sister of Hope and career teacher/Principal Maryann...
Connections in Unexpected Places

Connections in Unexpected Places

Flickr: Bruno Caimi   If you watched 60 Minutes recently, you might have seen the segment on TED, (Technology, Entertainment and Design) which many know as a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of thought-provoking talks. Brené...