To Fake or Not to Fake?

Posted June 20, 2019

Perhaps it’s human to second guess what we’re told. We’re a curious species who have been taught to question authority. I know I’m guilty of it. When I was young, my mother feigned a cat allergy just so she wouldn’t have to clean a cat box. How do I know this? Because later in life, she became a cat lady, ...

Live this summer like you did when you were a kid

Posted June 13, 2019

It was the last week of class, and one of my students said to me, “I think the teachers are more excited about summer than we are.” I practically collapsed onto my desk and muttered, “That’s a correct assessment.” Summer is here, and the energy behind no alarm clocks and post 8pm sunsets is contagious. No ...

Kids do the Darndest Things

Posted June 6, 2019

Kids do weird things: swallow pennies, cut their own bangs, and eat dirt. As an educator, I see kids do really foolish things on a daily basis. And can we blame them? Living through dumb decisions is how we learn. When I was very young - maybe 4? It was an age when I couldn’t communicate the way I can now. An age ...

Remember the Past, Support the Present

Posted May 28, 2019

Every year, Americans celebrate Memorial Day, a day we remember those who died during active military service. People enjoy a day off, fire up the grill, and talk about family members and friends who served our country. It’s important to reflect and honor the men and women who fought and sacrificed their future for ...