In news you can’t use (but can probably relate to), the laundry (aka pops of color) continues to pile up this week though I did find 13 socks outside so that made the piles a bit smaller I guess. (On the bright side, while my dogs both love to grab socks and run outside with… Continue reading Moms Say What? That’s Right.
For the record, everything in this piece is true. Every single thing. So help me God. FUN-bruary! It’s that time of year when many schools shift into fun mode and each day of the month has a different theme. Yes, five days a week for four weeks, your kids are telling you at [9:00] at… Continue reading FUN-bruary Just May Be the Death of Me, OMG!
Meet these awesome sixth grade students from Sankofa Middle School in Tulsa, Oklahoma as they prepare for their Black History performance. I actually had the distinct pleasure of meeting these very same kids in September during a visit to Oklahoma and they gave me a sneak preview when they were just learning it. It is… Continue reading Tulsa Elementary Students Perform “I am Excellence”
Michelle Obama can still give a great speech and she used those skills recently during a ceremony at the Kennedy Center in honor of Kirsten Perry, the 2018 School Counselor of the Year. Perry works at Lawndale Community Academy, a PreK-8 school that is on the rise. Attendance is up, fights between students are down,… Continue reading Michelle Obama Celebrates 2018 School Counselor of the Year. Congratulations Ms. Perry!
Massachusetts mom Kate Mitchell was not having it when it came to her child’s pre-school telling students to wear Patriots gear the Friday before the Super Bowl and she wrote about it for WBUR. And while you may be thinking that her beef must be that neither she nor her daughter are Patriots fans, it… Continue reading This Mom Says No to Super Bowl Spirit Day for Her Pre-Schooler and Says NFL Has Rejected Science
I live in Patriots Nation and they are the team I root for, though if I’m being honest, professional sports don’t send my emotions in any extreme directions, win or lose. I rely on my kids’ games for that. So while Patriots fans lick their wounds this week and work to get over the shock… Continue reading Super Bowl Champ for Educational Equity is Chris Long of the Eagles!
It’s Friday—yeah baby—but that means that I will spend much of my time later today searching frantically for all three of my son’s basketball uniforms. I think they’re washed and folded somewhere but figuring out which basket of clothes they may be hiding in is always an overwhelming challenge for me and since all… Continue reading Moms on a Super Bowl School, School Discipline, an Anti-Military Rant, a Reunion with Students, and, Ugh, Laundry!
By Leticia Chavez-Garcia If you are outraged by the words and actions of Gregory Salcido (the Pico Rivera councilman who is also a teacher at El Rancho High School), you have every right to be. But I have some bad news for you about Mr. Salcido. He is not an anomaly. In fact, most people would be shocked and… Continue reading California Teacher Tells Students That People in the Mlitary are Dumb**** and “The Lowest of Our Low”
Anyone who has worked in a school can tell you that students can be tonic for the soul. Without realizing they are doing it, they pull us out of ourselves—our lousy morning, a bad mood, and even a really bad hair day. It is impossible to be focused on oneself inside a school because it… Continue reading I Had the Best Time With My Former Students This Week: Girl Time, College Essays, and Lots of Laughs