If not a village, at least an elder

Some of the best and brightest students I have ever taught had parents who were not just dysfunctional; they were dangerous. Conversely, some of the…


5 Minutes

"Nowhere to run to, baby... nowhere to hide"

You have to understand, I was a 60’s Motown teenager, and becoming a teacher was nowhere in my life plans. For about 12 years, I freelanced locally.…


4 Minutes

Parent involvement: Be careful what you wish for

I love those TV home design shows. You know, the ones where an interior designer comes in and completely renovates somebody’s living room or kitchen…


3 Minutes

The edit bar, demystified!

When you're entering a blog, it can be hard to tell what the completed post will look like. Here's a handy guide to the many delights of the edit…


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