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Reading, Writing and Rhyming Signup Sheet – For Teachers Only

Teachers!  Sign up right now for the Reading, Writing and Rhyming school program.  I have a signup sheet below to make it easy. 

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What Is The Longest Word In The English Language? Hint – It Has Over 18,000 Letters

This is for real, folks. I'm speechless over this.   so is the guy who attempts to say the word, because it took him over 3 hours.  

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It’s Time to Take Cursive Writing Out of Schools

We had a lot of different discussions on the show today that seemed to get people all in a tizzy to give their two cents. Man I love when that happens. One of them was the subject of taking the teaching of cursive writing out of schools.

I must admit I found it interesting how many people just couldn't fathom the idea. Yet when asked, when is the last time you needed to use cursive handwriting most were at a loss.

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School Year Will Get Longer For Some New York Students

America has been slipping in education and getting jumped by many other other countries that we used to clobber in testing and plain old "smarts" as my mom used to call it. I guess we're getting sick of it, which is a good thing.

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Who Needs A Feel Good Anti- Bullying Story Today? I Know I do.

There are a few things in life I really , really hate. Not many, but a few. One of those things is bullying. I know that there is a new campaign through out the country to fight bullying and make kids understand the need to respect each other and our differences. You don't always get to see that that message is getting through though, so I wanted to share this story.

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What Do I Make With Leftover Chicken Liver? I Need The Taste Of Home Cooking School

I go into the fridge tonite, and that's what's in there - remnants of a chicken. What the heck do I do with THAT? I'm totally clueless - but help is on the way!

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Duanesburg Elementary School Is One Big Family [AUDIO]

I had the unique opportunity to visit a great school and a great grade school teacher, and it was all done by basically closing my eyes and picking a teacher's name off of their website, all because her first and last name rhymed.   Must have been karma.

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Should We Allow Spanking In Schools? 19 States Allow It, Would You? [POLL}

I just got this week's Time Magazine, and I couldn't believe what I was reading.  19 states allow spanking and paddling to this day for misbehavior.  (New York doesn't).  But would you support it?  Take our poll

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Are Teachers Falling Behind The Times? – Daily Dilemma

The "Daily Dilemma" on the Sean and Richie Show is featured every weekday morning at 6:40am. We and the listeners take on someone's problems and try to offer different perspectives. Now, these don't have to be huge problems- it could just be something bothering you or a friend, or it could be some little thing you and another just can't agree on. If you have a dilemma to share we'd love to hear it just e-mail us here at the show.

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The Pain and Pleasure Of Becoming An Empty Nester [AUDIO]

We started going through this syndrome a few years ago.  Our son Ben is now a senior in college.  Every time he leaves, we feel the pain.  There are some positives , to be honest, but not many.  Are you going through it?

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Richie’s Reading, Writing, and Rhyming School Tour Is Taking Appearance Requests Starting Now

This is now year 18 of the Reading, Writing and Rhyming School Tour. It's unbelievable, but it's true.  Heck, I'd do another 18 if I could.  Besides being on the air, it's the most fun I've ever had behind a piano.  And the fun's about to continue.  I want to come to YOUR school.  Here's how to sign up

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A Movement To Bring the Internet To the Entire Planet With Wifli [VIDEO]

The only way I can bring this article to you, besides sending it to a newspaper, is obviously to have an internet connection.  We're lucky.  We don't even think about it.  It's just a part of our lives now.  Why should we be the only ones?  Let's connect the whole planet!

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