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Brielle Runyon

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Books You Should Read During Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Posted by Brielle Runyon on May 9, 2022 4:11:20 PM
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Let's Make Some Gumbo! Celebrating Black History with FLIK

Posted by Brielle Runyon on Mar 9, 2022 2:08:59 PM
Taste Some Vegetarian Louisiana Gumbo with FLIK! 

Celebrate and honor black heritage and have some fun making this gumbo with your family and friends, courtesy of the wonderful individuals at FLIK!

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3 Ways We Can Disconnect to Reconnect

Posted by Brielle Runyon on Feb 3, 2022 3:24:20 PM
Our Daily Lives

Thirty years ago the internet was in its infancy—only available to those with high-security clearance. We relied on newspapers, television, and word of mouth to consume media. While the internet has given us a measure of comfortability and convenience, there is something to be said about information being too readily available—we have the world in our pocket, after all. Therefore, it’s important to take a moment to breathe and to connect with those who mean the most to us. At Peck, we do this through Kairos, a homework-free night set aside purposely three times a year. It provides us with an opportunity to move away from our screens and move towards connection with our friends and families.

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The Enduring Promise of Honoring Childhood

Posted by Brielle Runyon on Oct 15, 2021 12:26:03 PM

In order for a child to be successful later on in life, there are several things we as educators need to think about: the child's growth and development, their disposition, and the building blocks of education such as literacy and math.  But how do we allow children to be children for a little while longer? I had the honor and privilege of speaking with Mark Mortensen, a cross-divisional woodshop teacher armed with a rubber thumb (yes, a rubber thumb) and a heart of gold.

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