Tag Archives: Education

Cultural Literacy

Every morning when the newspaper comes, my dear husband always hands me the most important section first:  the comics.  One of my favorite comic strips is one called Zits, about the life and trials of raising a teenage boy.  A … Continue reading

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I Don’t Get It, I Don’t Get It

One of my all-time favorite movies is Big, starring Tom Hanks.  It cracks me up every time I see it.  One of the scenes that stands out for me is when Paul is with his girlfriend and mocks Josh (Tom … Continue reading

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Professional Development

If you’ve noticed my posting schedule has been a little erratic of late, it’s because I’m on a business trip with my husband.  His trip, not mine, but I get to reap the benefits.  As a teacher, and even as … Continue reading

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Would You Walk a Mile for a …

A few days ago we had a lovely morning that was dry and in the low seventies, so I decided to walk to the YMCA for my yoga class.  As I was walking, the old cigarette ad popped into my … Continue reading

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A Mohair Moment

This post comes from a weekly memoir writing prompt provided by The Red Dress Club.  Write about an embarrassing moment. I have always loved storms, contrary to most children.  I remember standing at the screen door of my grandparents’ house … Continue reading

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Role Reversal

My father was a brilliant man, a mathematician, an aeronautical engineer who was head of the team who designed the airframe of the Blackhawk helicopter. I remember cocktail parties at our house, my brother and I sneaking halfway down the … Continue reading

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January Rain

Today was one of those dim, rainy, long January days.  I listened to the patter of raindrops as they played their tune on my kitchen’s vent hood while I poured myself another cup of Earl Grey tea.   Toll House … Continue reading

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You’re Never Too Old

I saw an ad in today’s paper that enticed students to write an essay so they could win a pair of tickets to “The Lion King.”  It reminded me of all the times as a classroom teacher I found some … Continue reading

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How Quickly We Forget

I have been retired for two years now after many years as a classroom teacher and academic dean.  Though I am thoroughly enjoying not having the responsibility of grading and test scores, I miss being with the children.  This week … Continue reading

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A Well-Learned Lesson

Last week I posted a letter I would have liked to have sent to my third-grade teacher, Mrs. Zunker.  We all have teachers we loved and whose memory and lessons were sweetly remembered.  Unfortunately, most of us have also had … Continue reading

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