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Here’s the Problem with Valentine’s Day…

Don’t get me wrong; we love to celebrate our children’s friendships at school.  We LOVE our teachers– been damn lucky every year since birth so far!  We LOVE the growing friendships in their classrooms, through our neighborhood, on our mountain.  We LOVE the big kids our own look up to.  There is so much LOVE… Continue reading Here’s the Problem with Valentine’s Day…

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Understanding Choice, Risk, and Courage: Especially in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Since I started writing a blog a little over two years ago, this is the longest amount of time I’ve gone without publishing.  It’s not that I didn’t have ideas I wanted to write down; I did, but they felt mundane and unlikely to attract many readers.   Then I got a cold and blew… Continue reading Understanding Choice, Risk, and Courage: Especially in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Honoring Veterans Today and Every Day

My dad won’t be pleased that I’m writing about him, but as he gave the Veterans Day Speech at the school where I am an English teacher and his grandchildren are students, he doesn’t have much of a choice.  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: the Lin-Wood School community does Veterans Day… Continue reading Honoring Veterans Today and Every Day

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On Pumpkins, Play-offs, and Potential

Tomorrow, a soccer team of girls I truly love mostly because of time spent in my classroom will play in the rain against another talented team of girls, probably equally adored by other people, families and teachers. Our team won their first round last week also in the rain in penalty kicks after two ten… Continue reading On Pumpkins, Play-offs, and Potential

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Sometimes the Best Professional Development Happens in George’s Bistro

We met the man on the left pouring the wine in this classic 1980’s photo at the Holiday Inn in Mansfield, MA.  George Holiday is not his real name, but it should be given his movie star older man handsomeness and charm.  My friend and English teacher colleague, Jen Whitcher, and I were at the… Continue reading Sometimes the Best Professional Development Happens in George’s Bistro