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Be a Dandelion!

Be a Dandelion!

"How many dandelions does it take to cover your entire lawn? Only one, given a little time." Laura Thomas writes an article dated 7/13/2018 for Edutopia where she makes the correlation between dandelions and teachers. She advocates teachers stay stubborn in their efforts to reach students and move their learning in directions they are not comfortable in.  "Be beautiful but don't take yourself too seriously." Don't be afraid to stand out boldly and proclaim your presence when the going gets rough. "Feed something." Dandelions are birds first go-to meal in the springtime. "In addition to feeding minds, teachers feed hearts...

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DLIMH at BASIS Independent Brooklyn

DLIMH at BASIS Independent Brooklyn

My driver picked me up in Williamsburg, NY – a part of Brooklyn which has drastically transformed the last few years. Our destination . . . Basis Independent Brooklyn School in Red Hook.This is my second visit to this amazing school. I am nervous, apprehensive, excited, fearful among a variety of other emotions racing through my body. “Will they like my book?”“Will I find words to convey what a community is?”“Are my tips for bullying prevention good enough?“Do I have the physical strength to do this?”“Will my hair get in my mouth while I’m speaking?” The numerous questions of doubt...

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DLIMH Completes 2017 School Readings

DLIMH Completes 2017 School Readings

ASPIRA Leadership & College Preparatory Academy is an Elementary and Middle School in Leisure City, Florida (right next door to Homestead). On Monday, May 15th, Blue and I packed up the car and headed north on the Florida Turnpike. We were greeted with enthusiasm beyond our wildest imaginations. Each classroom had decorated with DLIMH cut-out letters spelling "Dinosaurs Living in My Hair" which strung from the ceiling. Each hanging letter was lovingly colored and represented who this community was - kind, thoughtful, giving, and incredible. These ASPIRA photos clearly show the magic that lives inside each of them. I will never...

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DLIMH Illustrator featured in article below! Read all about Anni Matsick!

DLIMH Illustrator featured in article below! Read all about Anni Matsick!

Centre County artist Anni Matsick has had a passion for art ever since she can remember – and she’s managed to make it her lifelong career. “I was one of those kids who always loved to draw, starting out on the butcher wrap my mom would save for me,” the artist recalled, noting that her family encouraged her in artistic pursuits. Anni Matsick - Illustrator of Dinosaurs Living in My Hair!  Born in Pittsburgh, Matsick grew up in Donora, Pa. She moved to State College when her husband, Lou, accepted a counseling job at Rockview State Correctional Institution in Bellefonte. The...

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New York Photo Shoot!

New York Photo Shoot!

"Dinosaurs Living in My Hair" went to New York and shot a new video to be used for marketing purposes for DLIMH2. It was tremendous fun! More information, photos and details to follow!

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