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A Two Week Cleanse

 Oban, Scotland. Well here we are at the end of the first month of the new year. In the past, I have made a "one word" resolution for the upcoming year. However, this year I have decided to take the advice I often gave to teachers and follow it myself. And that advice is: do a "two week cleanse". What, you ask, does that mean? Well, as usual, since you ask, I'll tell you. When I was called upon to go out and help preschool teachers, one of the most frequent requests was for help with classroom management. You know, that's the term used for corralling a large herd of cats dressed as young children into some sort of organized chaos. That's just my definition, there are others. In one classroom I visited, a fairly new teacher stated that she was having trouble getting the class of twelve three year olds to sit still at circle time for, oh let's say, thirty minutes. My first unkind thought was, "When will they ever learn?"