Disagree if you will, but it takes courage to be a teacher

Two days ago, I had arguably one of my worst experiences as a teacher in over 20 years. It was another hot and humid Thursday afternoon. After five weeks with them, I knew this wasn't exactly the most exciting class to teach. The students usually looked like droopy petals of a morning glory flower that … Continue reading Disagree if you will, but it takes courage to be a teacher

Back to daily in-person teaching after 2.5 years

It's been two weeks since I resumed teaching face-to-face, now that Covid measures here have further eased. Yes, it does seem we're back to pre-Covid days again. Well, sort of. The thing I'm forgetting is this: even as the educator in me looks forward to engaging my students live and in person, the non-traveler in … Continue reading Back to daily in-person teaching after 2.5 years

A Tragic Musing – More than words can say

[With permission granted to Salt&Light, a version of this post titled "Tragedy and grief in our schools, but the language of friendship speaks healing and hope" appeared on 27 July 2021 here] Usually, I alternate my Saturday blogs strictly between the topics of autism and parenting. But this has been a week like no other … Continue reading A Tragic Musing – More than words can say