Tag Archives: Education

Another Victim of the Digital Age

I’m ashamed of it now, but when I was in fifth grade I was a proud child, proud of how rich I thought  my family was. No, we weren’t as rich as the families up on “The Hill,” but we … Continue reading

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Stop the Blame Game

This morning I was having difficulty trying to come up with a topic for my blog post. As I was reading the op-ed section of the newspaper this morning (yes, a physical paper copy, not an online edition. Some of … Continue reading

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The Flower Begins to Blossom

Once a week I help a young Vietnamese woman learn English.  She comes to my house, and we work and talk for nearly two hours every Wednesday afternoon.  She has been in this country for two years now, but since … Continue reading

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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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