Reflective Renewal

finding meaning and inspiration in children's literature

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What was your favorite book as a child?

December 14th, 2009 by lauree · 6 Comments · children's books

I posed this question to my Facebook friends recently and the flood of replies seemed to signal how much we all relish the chance to be kids again.

More than the titles of books, I saw in the responses a sincere joy in remembering the sensory feel of the pages, the vivid illustrations, and where they were or who they were with when they first discovered reading.

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Go on and be fancy. Nancy says it’s ok

November 5th, 2009 by lauree · 2 Comments · Creativity

The lesson for me in Fancy Nancy is to share your individuality with the world, and to be appreciated for it. It is also about values.

I think most of us think we know our values without stopping to consider what they are. Case in point: fancy. Reading Fancy Nancy I was reminded how I have always thought of it as an interest, not on par with health and career, my “real” values.

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Cloudy with a chance of creativity

October 29th, 2009 by lauree · 3 Comments · Creativity

Christine wrote this week about reflection as it relates to the book and movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. As a coach and avid photographer what I found in the pages was inspiration for my own creativity — and I hope for yours too. As Christine experienced in her classroom of 4th graders, the [...]

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Teacher Appreciation just for you

October 14th, 2009 by lauree · No Comments · Creativity

For a limited time, Lauree is offering a special coaching discount for teachers only. See Events for more information.

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Everything I learned about life, I learned from a children’s book

October 13th, 2009 by lauree · No Comments · Uncategorized

Welcome to Reflective Renewal! The idea behind it is a simple one: if the life lessons we teach children are so fundamental, then they are just as meaningful and relevant to us as adults as well.

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