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Good News Tuesday: Teacher Recognition, Alternative Energy, Welcoming Students, and BEES


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Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

Teacher from Kenya Wins Global Teacher Award

The world is full of hardworking and dedicated teachers who deserve our respect, recognition and support. This story is about one teacher, Franciscan Brother Peter Tabici who was recently awarded the Global Teacher Award in Dubai. He teaches math and physics in a remote area of Kenya where most of his students come from very poor families. His school only has one computer with internet. They have no library, no kitchen, and a shortage of teachers. Brother Tabici donates 80% of his earnings to community projects and plans to use the one million dollar prize to help his school. After losing his mother at age 11, he was raised by his father who is also a teacher. In the following video, the father is invited on stage at the award ceremony.



You can learn more about Peter from his Global Teacher finalist video, including his starting a peace club which plants trees.







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Good News for Alternative Energy

This article from The Guardian reports on a study showing that coal production in the US is more expensive than wind or solar.  We are now at a “coal crossover” point.

By 2025 the picture becomes even clearer, with nearly the entire US coal system out-competed on cost by wind and solar, even when factoring in the construction of new wind turbines and solar panels.   (The Guardian)

Students Welcome New Kid who was Bullied at Former School

This short, sweet video about Azzy – the new kid in school – will make you smile.





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Morgan Freeman’s Bee Sanctuary

Morgan Freeman, one of my favorite actors who played God in Bruce Almighty and the US President in Deep Impact, has turned his Mississippi ranch into a bee sanctuary. He imported 26 bee hives from Arkansas and and has planted bee-friendly Magnolia trees and lavender. I didn’t realize that Mr. Freeman is 81 which reminds me it’s never to late for a new project. Read more about the ranch and why it’s so important to save bees  here.


Got Good News? Feel free to share in the comments!

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

14 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday: Teacher Recognition, Alternative Energy, Welcoming Students, and BEES

  1. Hey nice website idea. Keep it up.

  2. I hadn’t known about either the teacher award or Morgan Freeman’s bees

  3. All great uplifting news, JoAnna.
    ~ Amazing when we recognize the selfless work of our teachers.
    ~ It’s good to know that we are now at a “coal crossover” point.
    ~ My younger son was bullied in middle school. The principal didn’t agree with my decision, but I kept him back another year in the same class while the four bullies moved on to the next class.
    ~ Yes, it’s never too late for a new project.

    • That was a big decision to keep your son back. I’m sorry it was necessary, and I understand. My son was bullied in middle school and high school and ended up going to night school to graduate. I cried when I signed him out, but it was the best thing he could ever done.

  4. I always enjoy these posts, JoAnna – so good to learn about the bees

  5. Awww, now I love Morgan Freeman even more!!!! What a gentleman!!!! 🙋‍♀️🐝

  6. Feel free to write your own good news post and link it here! This story about the gift of shoes comes from Bee Halton:

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