February 20, 2018: Challenges & Pathways

Today It’s back to managing work with the extra tasks that accompanies it. At our professional developmemt meeting yesterday, we were given the tools needed to create accredidation binders according to age group. At first glance it appears very daunting, and both my partner and myself hold reservations on being paired together. We both haveContinue reading “February 20, 2018: Challenges & Pathways”

January 31, 2018: Favorable Choices

I didn’t care to watch the State of the Union address last night. I usually make the effort, watch part of it every year, but this time around I wanted no part of it. There’s no point to watch someone repeat the same restrictive policies and false promises that we’ve heard him say all yearContinue reading “January 31, 2018: Favorable Choices”

January 2, 2018: Take It On

‘Just take it on’, was what ran through my mind as I entered my classroom this morning. ‘Just walk in and take back what’s yours’. So I did just that…I began to fill my classroom with cheerful additions and projects. If that’s what my superiors want, they will get it. Mine (and my students’) creations,Continue reading “January 2, 2018: Take It On”

East Coast Rainfall, Gulf Coast Disaster: August 29

“You must never despair of human nature’. –Mahatma Ghandi   Outside my window, I watch the steady rainfall coating my central NJ neighborhood. All is quiet as I do routine tasks: closing a P.O. Box, paying bills, etc. The TV is off, yet earlier I watched News 12 and the Weather Channel, viewing the tragicContinue reading “East Coast Rainfall, Gulf Coast Disaster: August 29”