That is one of the most difficult and trying challenges of teaching in a high poverty school. Dealing with the disrespect you so often encounter.
Humility and service and dependability and respect. Some of the qualities my father taught me - taught not with words but in daily life lived. I like to use Father's and Mother's Day to reflect on my parents' lives. To think about what I learned from them, to appreciate the foundation they laid for me and … Continue reading What’s Important: Some of What I’ve Learned from My Father
I began the practice of asking for a "word for the year" last year at the suggestion of Abbey of the Arts. This is the suggestion, based on the tradition of going to the Desert Mothers and Fathers for "wisdom and guidance": One tradition was to ask for a word – this word or phrase would … Continue reading A word for 2014