Modeling Community in Difficult Times

Modeling Community in Difficult Times

My wish for all children is a healthy environment in which to grow and thrive along with a peace-seeking world looking for civil discourse and reconciliation, valuing the unique parts of each human, and finding love. We all share a desire, I think, for our children to...
What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

My very first teaching position, in Albany, New York, was in a fifth grade classroom. On the very first day of school, we sat in a circle and shared our name stories. Some of the children knew why they had their name and others became interested in finding out. One...
From Injustice to Hope

From Injustice to Hope

As the rain falls on my hooded raincoat, I watch my dog ahead of me on the leash while we walk in loops around my neighborhood. The puddles form on the side of the road and gradually flow into the storm drains. Cars pass me. People scurry by. In my house, behind me,...