For the past several years - around each New Year's Day - I follow the suggestion from Abbey of the Arts to let a word for my year find me. This year I took my time and did some of the exercises from the Abbey's "Give Me a Word 2018." I didn't arrive at my … Continue reading My Word for 2018
One thing I really like about Facebook is seeing photos of families. Photos of anticipated births and of newborn babies, of children, of parents with children, of families in their daily lives, of families on vacation and at holidays. And one of the things I like most about that is watching people I know - especially … Continue reading Good parents are artists
Two comments to me at school this past week have stuck with me. Both were from 6th grade students. The first occurred while three of my students were working on their project for the end of the year. They were talking, and one said he had signed up for careers (the class I teach) next … Continue reading Teaching Middle School, Week 17: “Because we’re bad”
Society's ills have fallen squarely on the shoulders of these children, these 11 and 12 and 13 and 14 year olds.