If your kids are young like mine, they may have never mentioned race. They choose playmates without regard to skin color. They have no prejudices, no biases. But our kids are not colorblind. They do notice differences. So we need to give them the words to talk about race and the freedom to have the […]
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Dismissing their fears by telling them a shooting could never happen at their school does them a disservice, could potentially harm them if they don’t pay attention or if they disregard drills at school, and puts a kink in their ability to rely on you for accurate information. No one wants to talk to their […]
Our teachers spend the entire year teaching to a test. This makes it incredibly hard for them to adjust to different learners, change their pace as needed, or be creative in their lesson plans. They are boxed in completely. Their worth as teachers — and in turn, their school — is measured by one test […]
For me, the sex talk was much more than talking about what changes to expect when puberty hits, and the technical aspects of sex, although that was definitely part of it. I also wanted my boys to have no doubt in their minds what the definition of consensual sex is, and for them to understand all of […]
We lose something — an innocence — when we bring a weapon into our classrooms. This is a new normal that I am unwilling to accept. I will not allow fear-based, reactive thinking to forever change the face of our schools.
Don’t get me wrong, our kids help out around the house a lot — and do a fair bit for their ages — but learning NEW skills and chores takes time, energy, and patience that neither children nor adults have left at the end of a school day. Enter summer: a break from the routine […]
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