You Won’t Soon Forget

We all have people in our lives that we connected with right away. Maggie Bolado was one of those people for me. We have never met in person, but I feel as if I know her better than I know people that I see every day. My guess is that it is because we share…

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The Fence

This afternoon my son and I went for a brief walk around our neighborhood. It was a beautiful day. The wind was gusting, but the sun had been waiting all spring to make its presence known. And today it did. Providing the kind of warmth that made the cool breeze feel welcome. We held hands.…

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Flaws

I have flaws. I have lots of them. Peter DeWitt The first time we met, we hugged as if we’d been friends for years. It was at EdCamp Upstate New York in 2015. Before that day, Peter and I had only connected through email. Most of our emails had to do with pieces that I…

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He Was In The Room

At that moment, there was nowhere else on the entire planet and nothing that was more important than sitting on that dirty disgusting bathroom floor. When she shared that her dad was in the room with us at that very moment I couldn’t believe my ears. Her photo, her story, the moment became so much…

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Grins & Giggles

When I saw her walk in I quickly scanned the room for some age-appropriate toys that I hoped might have a shot at entertaining her for the hour or so she would have to wait. I didn’t see anything that even remotely resembled something that a three year old would want to play with. I…

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7 am

Why on Earth would anyone do a Google Hangout with students at 7 am? Well, before you begin jumping on my case about the fact that students need more sleep and that their optimal thinking times are later in the morning, let me explain.  First, know that the class I did the Google Hangout with…

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I Worry Less

I do this every time. I wake up three hours before school, but somehow spend the last fifteen minutes scrambling like a madman. Most days I am rushing to get dressed or make some semblance of a healthy lunch. But on this day I was already dressed and my lunch was all set. But where…

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Again!

I think if I had heard that word one more time I would have lost it! President Trump closed his inauguration speech with a barrage of agains like I have never heard before. Do I think that there are many things about this country that could improve? Of course! But that is not the message…

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