This morning I wandered around sleepily looking for my cell phone. After five minutes, I gave up, made a cup of coffee, and opened up my computer instead. A Facebook... Read More
I recently learned of some heavy heartache a student of mine is carrying quietly upon his shoulders, along with his backpack and homework. I felt utterly hopeless to... Read More
The bulletin board in my high school English classroom reads “Awkward is Awesome.”
Posted next to it is a quotation from a neuroscientist about how the brain works.... Read More
I cried all the way to work. The harder I tried to suppress the tears, the more stubbornly they forged salty rivers down my cheeks. I missed my kids.
Also, I missed the... Read More
We have three kids starting school this week: a third grader, a first grader, and a wee little preschooler. In addition, I’m returning to education for the first time... Read More