John R Passarini Limited Only by Our Thoughts

If you set goals, love what you do, stay focused, and pursue your dreams with passion and perseverance, your teachers will appear. I grew up in a bilingual home with lots of love, lots of support, and good food, but few books. My mother, Dorina, was born in Italy and only got through the third grade. My father, Adolpho, was born with cerebral palsy and contracted polio at age 6. He did not walk until he was 14 years old and because of his physical and learning challenges, he did not graduate...

Volunteer camp

Box 455 Sheffield, MA 01257 (413) 229-0255 landmark volunteers.com www.volunteers.com quick take A program focused on the joy of community service, offering opportunities for work to preserve our country's national landmarks. Kids leave this program having put in an incredible number of community service hours, yet having had fun at the same time. A typical program might include working on the Cumberland Trail in Tennessee. fees Boarding program, 735. A 50 fee is...

Alabama Museum Of Natural History Summer Expedition Archeology Camp

Judy Hamilton Box 870340 Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 (205) 348-0534 Museum.expedition ua.edu QUICK TAKE A camp for future archeologists and paleontologists. Kids get the chance to do extensive research at a natural history museum to experience college living, and receive credit. What's unique is that a parent may also attend. fees The boarding program is between 350 and 400. Financial aid is available. dates Four six-day sessions in June and July sponsorship ownership accreditation Alabama Museum of...

Richard Mike Mullane It Always Counts

I wasn't a gifted star athlete, good looking or popular, yet I had an amazing dream come true. Whenever I speak to children, I begin with a series of four slides from my high school years. The first slide is my yearbook graduation photo. My ambition reads, To attend the Air Force Academy. I then tell the children I couldn't get into the Air Force Academy. My grades weren't good enough. I was not a gifted child. I wasn't a genius. But I had the incredible dream of becoming an astronaut come...

Introduction

WHO ARE THE KIDS WHO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX It's twilight, soccer season, my older son, my eight year old is on the field, and he's the goalie. It's a practice game in the evening. The score is tied. The field is well lit, almost glowing, against the chilly November sky. This is what it is all about. I'm a soccer mom he's a soccer kid. Oh my gosh the ball is coming to him. I'm so glad I pushed him to all those 'practices. I know it wasn't easy for him, he wasn't that athletic, but I thought no...

John R Passarini

Passarini is a phenomenal educator because to him J it all begins with caring and heart. The second you engage nim in conversation, he teaches by example that if you respect people for who they are, it enhances their self-esteem. That's who John Passarini is John R. Passarini has been a teacher for 34 years. He holds an EdD in Special Education. He taught physical education and health in the Waltham Public Schools for 18 years, and founded the Waltham High School wrestling team, which...

Acknowledgments

s it's the people with you along the way who make the journey fulfilling, exciting, and worthwhile I'd like to acknowledge my entire family. My mother always showed unconditional support and my father always told me to gofor it thank you. Harold and Paula Freund have been married for half of a century, and as parents they taught me that each day is important, each day is special, and each day should be valued. I have learned from them and the way they lived their lives. I'd like to acknowledge...