Tag Archives: dignity

Seeing the Light 2: Learning

Something that has hooked me in to teaching are the “a-ha” moments where the proverbial light-bulb goes off and new information strikes a chord between teacher and learner. On a really good day, these lightbulb moments are bidirectional, and we … Continue reading

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Showing Restraint

I had just turned 18 when I took my first job in a residential health care facility…or as we still often call it, a nursing home. I was hired as a certified nursing assistant by a recruiter who came to … Continue reading

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Ruth’s Birthday

When I was an undergrad, I took a course in Social Dynamics of Poverty. I still remember the lessons I this class, and my instructor Dr. Shirley Lord…both course and instructor left a lasting impression. If it were taught today, … Continue reading

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