What can I do after today? After my next birthday? After my next milestone, or goal, or accomplishment? This is not a Bucket List, this is an After List.
When the cumulative emotional and psychological burden of carrying the weight of our student’s trauma gets too heavy, teachers are at risk to develop secondary trauma.
The Solstice is the beginning of a season but also the beginning of that season's end. What seasons are beginning and ending in your teaching?
"Staff, come to the library for a quick stand up meeting." Oh no. In my experience, "quick stand up meetings" meant bad news. Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay We sauntered toward the center of the school. Some clutched their belongings, a few murmured together, but most entered the library in silence. The staff of... Continue Reading →
When I was a teenager, I had a poster on the wall of my room by Robert Fulghum titled "All I really need to know I learned in Kindergarten." It told me to play fair, take a nap every afternoon, and hold hands when I go out in the world. During sleepless nights, I would... Continue Reading →