Books · Education · Growing Up New Hampshire · Local

For the Love of Learning: Thank You Caryn Shamey for Your Lin-Wood Years

Dear Caryn, When I think about the role you have played in my history as a teacher here at Lin-Wood, along with that of our many colleagues, I am truly humbled by your wealth of experience, fortitude, and compassion.  You have been a highly educated and dedicated mother hen to more than just your students. … Continue reading For the Love of Learning: Thank You Caryn Shamey for Your Lin-Wood Years

Books · Conversations with Kids · Education

#thankateacher From One Teacher to Another: May You Always Feel Appreciated

Friends sometimes ask what is the best way to appreciate a teacher.   But requiring or encouraging society to thank a teacher is a little like forcing your child to apologize when he or she isn’t ready to say “sorry.”  Ideally, as teachers, we would love for our students to understand that our work at school… Continue reading #thankateacher From One Teacher to Another: May You Always Feel Appreciated

Books · Education · Growing Up New Hampshire · Politics Aside

The Time a Parent Accused Me, a Teacher, of “Raping” with Reading

As a 23 year old teacher long ago, in a school district far from here, accused by a local minister of “raping” a young man of his innocence, we imagine the worst.  We imagine a teacher who has sent inappropriate photos or messages to a student she is responsible for professionally. What we don’t imagine… Continue reading The Time a Parent Accused Me, a Teacher, of “Raping” with Reading

Books · True North

My Gift for You Today: Non-Election- Related Light Reading

November is National Novel Writing Month– who knew?  So, I find it apropos that this month is the one year anniversary of True North having arrived on my doorstep in ACTUAL book form courtesy of our fabulous UPS man, Ted Russell, and AuthorHouse Publishing.  Four times of year, I receive a report from their marketing… Continue reading My Gift for You Today: Non-Election- Related Light Reading