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 […]

Soul Circus: Found Ferlinghetti #1

October 15, 2021

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I love to interact with whatever I'm reading by making Found Poems.

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How To Remember the Beloved Dead

October 12, 2021

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'Tis the season to remember, honor, and appreciate our Beloved Dead and the Ancestors.

Lunar Retreat

October 10, 2021

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The moon is drifting away from us.

Seeing with Eyes of Interbeing at School

October 7, 2021

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I have employed the idea of seeing with the eyes of interbeing be of real help to myself and others.

Honoring Mortality: Again & Again

October 4, 2021

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Hello, Readers! Thank you for being here. Thanks to all of you who stopped by and read old posts while I took time away. I appreciate you. As I’ve mentioned before, I am using Good Grief Network‘s 10-Steps to Personal Resilience & Empowerment in a Chaotic Climate as a tool to process, feel, and heal […]

“European Airs Coming From a Black Face”

July 13, 2021

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Roland's story leaves me breathless, especially the account of the night he stood face-to-face with an audience of hateful Nazis...

Let’s Promote Shame-Free Sex Ed

July 8, 2021

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All children deserve to learn true facts about sexuality, free from religious propaganda and sexual shame...

Facing Fears; Moving Forward

June 13, 2021

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I reflect on mortality, fear, and parkour.

The Fuzzy Horde That I Adore: Part 3

June 11, 2021

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Part 3/3 in Bry Hoffman's tour of her animal rescue/hobby farm. Enjoy!

The Fuzzy Horde That I Adore: Part 2

June 10, 2021

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Bry Hoffman introduces readers to her animal pals in this delightful post!