You survived. Social Media Celebrations Social media feeds are filled with end-of-the-school-year photos of smiling students holding awards, graduating, sharing their A’s and B’s with the world, and other joyous moments that come along with making it through another academic year. Celebrating the Others This is for the others…whose biggest achievement was actually making it through the… Read More Another school year done, thank goodness.
School Shootings and More Published with permission. Here is what my friend and former colleague, Elizabeth Hasselgren, shared May 2018. She is a teacher and mother of teen girls. Crushing. I spend no less than 8 hours a day, 180 days of the year, in a high school classroom surrounded by teenagers wherever I turn.… Read More Ramblings on the Whole Shebang
Does It Matter? “Does anyone have an iPad charger I can borrow?” he asked. “Yes, but not for you,” she quipped. This brief conversation took place on a Friday afternoon during a class of 9th graders, words spoken in front of all their peers. Such a simple conversation, yet no hesitation that those words can… Read More Bullying or Just Plain Mean?