It certainly has been a tough first half of the year. No matter the environment you’ve taught in this year–in-person, hybrid, remote, or a combination of it all–teaching has definitely been much more challenging. December brings a sort of unofficial ...

One of my favorite things that came from the whole quarantine experience last spring was the explosion of Tik Tok. I found it entertaining to see people do these silly dances, create scenes with funny voiceovers, and actually teach people ...

I made a promise to myself when this school year started. I told myself that I wouldn’t write for a few months. Although I felt like I had a lot to say, I wanted to focus on two things. First, ...

I am not quite sure what day it was, as it has been a challenge to keep track of the days over the past three months. Plugging through the Zooms, the endless speculative conversations regarding what iteration of school we ...

Like many others, I have had trouble trying to put into words what happened to George Floyd. He was, quite literally, killed because he was a black man. But, I don’t even think that does justice to what happened to ...

I have always known that someday my parents would die. I can still remember that fear that bordered on panic as a young child. I was often afraid that I would come home one day to find out I had ...

Now, more than ever, Moms are being asked to do so much more and be more in their children’s life. With schools around the country closed, the education industry has asked Mothers to put yet another thing on their “to-do ...

I had great aspirations when it was announced that schools would be closed and I would, more often than not, be working from home.  After the initial rush, I decided I would finally have time to write more, read all ...

Kris and Gary had a great time chatting with innovative educators and founders of the Voyagers Community School Karen Giuffre’. The Pod can be heard wherever you listen to your pods and is linked here. You can listen to Kris ...

I unzipped my suitcase this morning and began to unpack from a conference I recently attended and was overcome with emotion.  Procrastination was my usual approach when it came to unpacking, but this was a bit much even for me. ...