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May 16, 2021

Turning 50 During a Pandemic.

Last summer I turned 50.  I still need time to let that sink in. 

Like most people, the looming possibility of turning this milestone age had been haunting me for a decade.  After all, 50 is big.  When we are younger, we see it as ancient, the top of the hill, the inevitable . . .

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February 25, 2021

Hello Depression . . . Thanks for Everything

Life can be a beautiful, chaotic, affirming, and uncertain struggle and I have never been more keenly aware of this paradox than I am right now in the throes of a global pandemic.  I have faced a lot of adversity and loss in my life . . .    

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November 27, 2020

How Close Are You to Burnout?

Are you feeling the fatigue of teaching during a pandemic? The fatigue of constant virtual meetings that feel somehow “less than human”? The fatigue of reinventing everything you’ve ever known about good teaching practice? . . . 

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November 15, 2020

Why I Teach Secondary School

Whenever I meet new people and they ask me what I do for a living, I respond proudly that I am a teacher. The response is usually the same. Something along the lines of....

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