Category Kids And What They’ve Taught Me

Give It A Rest

In 1965, well before we all became wired in every sense of the word, Time magazine made breathless predictions about what we could expect thanks to burgeoning technology. At the time, there were around 100 computers in the entire U.S., the smallest of which…

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A Lab For Compassion

As I’ve said before, my day job is at a middle school. I have a low threshold of boredom, and in this job it’s not a problem. If you are a writer who is feeling bereft of material, I suggest you…

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Caught In The Middle It’s a Friday afternoon and I’m sitting in my office at the middle school. Across from me sits a mutinous sixth-grade girl who has all she can do to keep from interrupting me.  I explain to her, once again,…

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