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Two of Me is Still Too Little

There is a lot of talk in the media lately about our education system.  Much of it places the blame on teachers.  However, the last couple of weeks in my classroom have been eye-opening, and I wish I could invite the critics into my world. That world demands I work overtime, by MANY hours, every week–without compensation.  If I divided my salary by the amount of hours I average during a semester, bus drivers and janitors make more than I do–though I have a Master’s degree. That world demands I fulfill multiple roles for a variety of students at any Read More

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Tributes

This week I was delighted and surprised to receive a lengthy letter from an old friend.  In it, she delved into the images and experiences that have defined her life as of late.  In some ways, her letter has been a spark, igniting the illusive fire of nostalgia.  I cannot help but linger in the past, recollecting the women with the memories we created that have formed me from my earliest of years. To Jaime—a woman whose compassion for nature mirrored the great John Muir.  No matter the company we kept or the time that pressed, she insisted on stopping Read More