Stacks of Denial

  They say a teacher’s work is never done. Oh, how I agree! I spend every day helping kids to understand language, reading, writing, speaking. They fight and push against my rules, my insistence, my expertise. Their hands are closed, their minds struggling to understand. And I am in denial about the work in front […]

A Six String and a Teacher

  School begins soon. Tiny tots will grow into big boys and girls as they march into the primary colors of kindergarten. Tenacious teens tuck away their insecurities or wear them on their shirtsleeves as they stride through the larger-than-life double doors of high school. I will be there to greet them, to teach them, to […]