Other schools are apparently being audited this year. It hasn't been released in the media, so I don't have a list of the schools yet. I was under the impression that it was the ten worst performing schools every year, but perhaps more need to be added. I found out about the new audits this morning. When did the involved staffs find out? Friday. As in March 25th, three days ago. When is their audit? April 10th. As in the Monday after Spring Break, which is two weeks from today....more
This is not a post about pro-life or pro-choice. This is a post about how confused I am. One of my students, who is a teen mom, advised me that a 15 year old classmate was pregnant and ecstatic about it. My student was not sure if she should talk to her and offer some words of support and encouragement. Before I could even respond, I had a million thoughts racing through my head as I recalled colic, late nights, no sleep, diapers, and doctor visits - not to mention, labor and delivery. Moreover, all of these memories stemmed from two planned pregnancies in my mid-thirties....more
I’ve been asked to speak quite a bit lately about the bullying legislation that is working its way throughout our national government, and through towns and cities across America. We received an email from our town Superintendent making us aware that the response to legislation was in place – in the form of a bully document – for parents to review and comment on....more
Into my second week of blogging, and I'm beginning to realize how much time I could spend online. Blogging alone could be a full-time occupation if I had the luxury, not to mention the world of Twitter which I'm still not sure I understand. I've had to physically pry myself away from my computer on more than one occasion just to get a few things done that I've been neglecting.
As I mentioned last week, I just finished my first YA (young adult) fantasy novel, see earli...more
Did you ever feel like you were completely unstoppable and then someone or something proved you wrong? I had one of those moments this morning as I played Chutes N Ladders with my 4-year-old daughter. She begrudgingly smiled when I climbed up the ladder, but squealed with delight when I made my way down the chute. I tried not to take it personal and worked hard to model sportsmanlike conduct. Still, as the game continued and I struggled to make my way to the top, I could not help but draw parallels to life and the way that it seems to work....more
Thursday I caught (quite by accident since I don't listen to "Christian" radio**) Chuck Colson's radio program "Break Point." He was ranting in his trademark way about Apple's recent decisions to pull the ...more