Reaching Out, Giving Hope: Mentoring Across the Generations

August 7, 2015

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A few months ago, I started seeing teachers posting anecdotes online under the title, “Evaluate This!” in response to the current practice of evaluating teachers, even those who don’t teach in tested subjects, on the standardized (English and Math) test scores of students. Teachers and students are so much more than data points, and test […]

Back to the Roots: A Tribute to Cathy Fleischer, PhD.

July 19, 2015

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There is one teacher in my life who has played a tremendous role in my education, for she has been my teacher for over 20 years. When I was an undergrad in English Education at Eastern Michigan University, I had the great good fortune to have been scheduled into an English Methods class taught by […]

This Is Our Story: The Maples of A125

July 19, 2015

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June 2014 It’s 12:35 on my 3rd day of summer break. I’m at school. I’m interviewing students, listening, trying to find out what kind of experiences they’ve had in my classroom, looking back at twenty years of teaching Adrian Maples. I’ve decided to start writing about it–a memoir–in parts–on a blog. I am so happy […]

Treating Trauma w/ Body Work: Be In Beauty

April 19, 2021

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Beauty is good medicine. Get some!

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Atheist History: Learn Some, Teach Some!

April 18, 2021

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Atheists and freethinkers have a long history of positive contributions in all fields, including religion.

Bullies for Jesus in Public School

April 16, 2021

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How Christian privilege in public school empowers bullies.

Treating Trauma Through Body Work

April 14, 2021

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The bottom-up approach to treating trauma begins with the body.

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Facing Facts: Swimming Toward Shore

April 12, 2021

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Third in a series about feeling and healing grief.

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April: Earth Spring Tax Poetry

April 11, 2021

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Celebrating Spring, Poetry, Earth, LIFE!

Not All Christians?

April 1, 2021

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Some Christians are concerned about the religion's public image--with good reason.

Rejecting Religion’s Sexual Shame

March 28, 2021

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Resources for recovering from body shame and sexual shame at the core of Christianity.

Wayward Author, Alice Greczyn

March 21, 2021

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After hearing her on a podcast, I'm excited to read Alice Greczyn's new memoir, Wayward.

Facing Facts

March 19, 2021

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Step 1: Facing the Facts of my situation.

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