Pulling out of Public School?

When is it time to pull the plug on public education? Or is the process of improving education, holding public servants accountable, and teaching kids to problem-solve all worthy enough goals to withstand the vices of standardized learning?  The debate is a good one,...

Wholesome Reading List for Teen and Pre-teen Girls

       As a middle school and high school English teacher, I often get requests for good book lists, often for girls because discerning mothers have found a lot of young adult fiction inappropriate.        The trick in finding good girl material revolves mainly around...

Breathe

I’m taking time to breathe this week. I would feel guilty about it if my kids and husband weren’t all away from home. But since they are, I’ve gifted myself with a mini-vacation, a hall pass to loiter, think, write, read. (This is not a to-do list! I...

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