Don’t Let This Become a Tradition

Gender reveal parties were never a great idea; now they’re indefensible As I write this, a procession is underway to honor a fallen firefighter The identity of the deceased is Continue Reading →

Reopening Schools

When the Kids Come Back One of the pandemic’s greatest casualties is the school year The California public middle school where I work held its last day of classes, ironically enough, Continue Reading →

7 Things Your Kid’s Teacher Wants You To Know

But probably won’t tell you 1. Your kid is special. So is everyone else’s I’m glad that you see your child as unique and wondrous. Every kid deserves to have Continue Reading →

I’ve Solved the Mystery of Russian Interference

It was obvious, once I thought about it. I’m reading a story in the New York Times about how the Kremlin has schemed for years to blame its interference in our 2016 Continue Reading →

Do You Have the Integrity of a Thirteen-Year-Old?

Rediscovering hope in middle school My day job involves managing the behavior program at a middle school. When I tell people what I do, their most often equates to better you Continue Reading →