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Heavy

Heavy

Today I received some sad, sad news. My co-worker of 10 years from Cobble Hill School of American Studies, a woman who mentored me as a new wife, a new mother, and a fellow doctoral student/candidate/graduate found out that her 31 year old son–whom I have known of and heard about and met multiple times–has … Continue reading

The First Days of School: Make Room for the Moments

The First Days of School: Make Room for the Moments

Later in my teaching career, I began a small list of posts on my old blog called “Why I Teach” that highlighted some of the kairos moments in the classroom. Just like my favorite parenting essay talks of the chronos and kairos of parenting, the same concept can be easily transferred to teaching. Folks often … Continue reading

Birthday Reflections

Today’s my birthday. I’m 38. I have always loved my birthday and felt like it was a big deal to make to the next year. It might make me sound like a morose little girl, but I distinctly remember turning 10 and feeling amazed that I had made it into double digits. I remember thinking, … Continue reading