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Slowing Down, from the Fred Rogers April 2022 newsletter
Slowing Down Whenever I show video clips from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood at a professional development workshop, I often ask, “What messages did you hear in it?” Usually teachers talk about “what” Fred said or did. But I remember a teacher who told me she found a lot to learn from “how” Fred said and did things. What […]
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