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Tag Archives: education
Musings on student deaths and how teachers and their communities can deal with the tragedy
Rick Ayers’ book “An Empty Seat in Class” deals with an issue that many of us probably don’t consider very often: how the death of a student impacts teachers. “An Empty Seat in Class” is comprised of 10 sections, each dealing … Continue reading
US-based association helps children, caregivers and professionals accept and process mortality
Loss and grief occur at every stage of life — as early as a child leaving the safety and warmth of the mother’s body. Loss of positive mirroring and attention, loss of the good graces of others, loss of one’s … Continue reading
Bill Fried shares what he has learned from giving harmonica lessons to senior citizens.
Today SevenPonds speaks with Bill Fried, who works with the elderly in skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, senior centers and rehabilitation centers. He recently picked up playing the harmonica and quickly became passionate about it— enough, at least, to share … Continue reading
The palliative care education and awareness campaign gives people the information they need to take control during serious illness and end-of-life
Speaking of palliative care awareness this week, in October, The Joint Commission launched an educational campaign called “Speak Up: What you need to know about your serious illness and palliative care.” The campaign helps educate the public on how and … Continue reading
A Pulitzer Prize Winning Play Follows a Dying Woman’s Path to Self-Discovery
There are many routes to self-discovery. A lot of them are painful. In Wit (or W;t), a Pulitzer Prize winning play by Margaret Edson, the reader (or the audience) witnesses one woman’s such journey, forced upon her by a lonely … Continue reading