Reaching Out, Giving Hope: Mentoring Across the Generations

August 7, 2015


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


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


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 […]

Gender Equity @ School: 1st Steps

October 27, 2020


First steps toward creating gender equity at school.

How Does Race Affect Mobility in the USA?

October 21, 2020


I started reading Driving While Black by Gretchen Sorin the other day...

Who Is An Atheist? You Are!

October 19, 2020


YOU are an atheist, no matter who you are.

The First Frost In Poems & Pics

October 16, 2020


Celebrating First Frost

Carbonetics: My New Religion

October 15, 2020


Atheists are fully human and deserve full human and civil rights.

Getting Organized: That’s Crate!

October 14, 2020


I celebrate crates.

Write for Right

October 13, 2020


I celebrate those who write to advocate for human and civil rights.

Secular Citizenship: Good Trouble

October 11, 2020


As the national election nears, we can reflect on the roles we play as secular citizens

Gender Equity @ School?

October 8, 2020


How did gender shape your school experience?

Mindfulness & Equity

October 7, 2020


As part of my healing ceremony, I look at places where traumas occurred, focusing on beauty and renewal.