Pick up the phone — now!

This is the time of year when I honestly would prefer to sit back, watch the snow gently drift down, and muse about the single red cardinal who alights in [...]

February 27th, 2017|

White like me

  The writing prompt from the presenter was simple enough: How has your race influenced your life? I dutifully bent my head and put my pen to paper and . [...]

January 23rd, 2017|

Time to learn, time to teach

How schools use time is an evergreen issue in education. No matter what time of year it is, time — or the lack of time — is always up for [...]

November 28th, 2016|

Getting better at learning

Katie was an exceptional 4th-grade teacher. Honestly, she was the single best classroom teacher whom I’ve ever witnessed. As she taught, she seemed to be tapping into multiple brains simultaneously, [...]

October 25th, 2016|

A fresh start

Martha Lacy didn’t study Laundry 101 during her undergraduate work in education nor in any of her principal preparation courses. But as principal of David Weir K-8 Preparatory Academy, a [...]

September 30th, 2016|

Don’t blame the children

  All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter [...]

August 31st, 2016|