Tag: schools

The Shades of Loss

Most high school and college seniors are experiencing the same phenomenon I am losing the “lasts” that come with seniority. Losing graduation ceremonies, prom, time with friends you won’t get to see without a campus or classroom bringing you together. The worst part about it is how quickly it all slipped away. I had no […]

Now I am a Teacher?

Let me see if I’ve got this straight….now I’m my child’s parent AND their teacher? This is the question that millions of parents are asking themselves, and the world, right now. During a time when schools have been forced to close, when routines are turned upside down, and families are under tremendous stress and anxiety, […]

Teachers Can and Will Make It Happen

I can’t remember a time when I’ve ever been prouder to be an educator. This world has thrown all of us a giant curveball – and it’s the educators who are seemingly unphased. We ask a great deal of our teachers on a good day, including working for very little pay, with few resources and […]

Missing the Rituals of Departure

Today from a Teenager’s Point of View It seems like it was just yesterday I walked into high school, a freshman in awe of all that was ahead of me. I looked at the seniors and thought they seemed so old, so cool, so comfortable with who they were. I couldn’t wait to be a […]

To the Class of 2020-Your Loss Matters

We were in the home stretch, the last two months of school for my two Seniors-one in high school, one in college. We were talking about all of the lasts and all of the firsts to come. We were planning graduation parties and an extended family trip to Italy to visit relatives. The prom dress […]