I knew this time was coming. I didn't know how long it would take. But it has arrived. The time when I know my students well enough that I start seeing or sensing their stories. Their challenges. Their deep pain. Communities in which poverty trickles down and settles carry the pains of our society. My … Continue reading Teaching Middle School, Weeks 10 & 11: Sadness & Grace
Month: March 2016
Teaching Middle School, Week 9: The REAL Challenges
Society's ills have fallen squarely on the shoulders of these children, these 11 and 12 and 13 and 14 year olds.
Teaching Middle School, Week 8: Searching for My “Normal”
Whenever I go through something new and difficult, I find myself searching for what feels normal. "Normal" is the way life used to be before my change. And I'm always sure that the former "normal" is better than what I'm experiencing right now.