IT’S A TRICKY TIME TO BE A TEENAGER

IT’S A TRICKY TIME TO BE A TEENAGER

There’s a curious trend happening right now in high schools across our country. Perhaps I’m late to the game (I mean, I still listen to CDs, so this is likely), but I had NO IDEA about this particular “thing.” Let me explain: Last week, I’m sitting in a restaurant...
A DAY IN THE LIFE

A DAY IN THE LIFE

Tonight, I set my keys in Harper’s carseat while strapping her in. Without thinking, I closed the door. Mere milliseconds pass before I realize that SHE is in control of the lock button, and I am on the WRONG end of this transaction. I lunge for the door, but homegirl...
JUST WAIT

JUST WAIT

Ten years ago, I sat in my classroom after school and heard a girl crying in the hallway. It was one of those big cries. The heaving, snot-dripping Oprah cries. I knew those tears. I knew those sounds. Like a seasoned warrior, I hopped up from my desk and ran into the...
LIFE LESSONS

LIFE LESSONS

  Two days left. No, I haven’t given up on my original 71 day challenge. I have many, many entries left to post. I am, however, waiting until the year is over to publish them. See, it’s impossible to truly give you a glimpse into my classroom without...