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Silent

In the November issue of the Virginia Journal of Education – my story about Joonbum, the student who never spoke. Read it here.    

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Narratives from the Classroom

My latest piece for the Virginia Journal of Education is out. It’s a small dent in a larger conversation. You can read it here: Demographics Change; So Must We

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Narratives from the Classroom

My latest article for for the Virginia Journal of Education is out. Pass it along to a teacher in your life! HANDLE WITH CARE

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Pay Me Later

I recently brought my winter boots to the shoe shop in my neighborhood. They wouldn’t clean them for me, but suggested I purchase a suede cleaner. I turned the bottle over to read the fine print. Every material but suede seemed to be listed. I questioned the owner. He looked at me with pity, turned […]

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Teachers Are Not Volunteers

When friends talk about community service, I find myself saying, “I used to volunteer a lot before I became a teacher.” What does this say about my profession? On the positive side, we feel fulfilled in our daily contribution to the community.  On the negative side, we don’t earn enough money, so we feel as though […]

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