A Happy Girl’s Year of Grief-
I do not like being sad. I don’t like talking about sad things. I am not generally gloomy or depressed, and except for bouts of anxiety (easily explained as impatience) my general tendency is to exist an arms-length from misadventure, misery, and all things melancholy…7
In a Crisis, Look for the Helpers-
After every major disaster in the past 5 years, I have heard countless news anchors refer to Fred Rogers and his appeal in times of crisis to “look for the helpers.”
Give Thanks… to a Teacher-
The essential nature of teachers has never been more apparent. Like doctors and nurses, teachers deserve thanks for being an integral part of the front lines in our battle against COVID-19…
Where were you on September 11, 2001?-
I am not certain, but I would bet that many of the voices these, now adults, still hear when they recall the events of September 11th belong to a teacher.
Hamilton – The Importance of Education is undeniable-
The importance of education is undeniable. Its existence, imperative. Because modern education is not on par with what some believe it ought to be, I argue that American education is a triumph.
Teaching is Hard, But Never More Valuable.-
I hearken back to the extreme challenges that my grandmother endured in the late sixties and early seventies in her own classroom. Civil unrest (she was in South Mississippi). Nuclear bomb drills.