• Humor,  Life,  Process

    Feel Good Stories ROCK {Happy Friday!}

    I admit it. I love ‘feel good’ stories.   And no, this is not about rock songs, though I’ve got plenty of love for {this Feelgood classic}.  Go ahead. Take a listen. Those of us ‘of a certain age’ will appreciate this tune.  I’ll be here when you get back. So…… My husband, when we were first dating, used to grin at me when I’d cry at commercials, cheer/clap at cool things on TV.  You know, that Oh-no-what-have-I-gotten-myself-into? grin.  I think he thought it was weird, or more specifically, I was weird. Apparently he didn’t mind weirdness. Or found it endearing.  I’m not sure. I just know we’ve been married a while …. 🙂 Two of my…

  • Instruction

    Education Nation: Can Anyone Hear Us? Does it Matter?

    In a country whose education system has continued to erode for more years than most would like to acknowledge, we’re once again having dialogue about the issues:  poor student performance, lack of money, ‘bad’ teachers, poor parenting, crumbling buildings, outdated instructional methods …. the list goes on and on. But is the Education Nation discussion leading anywhere? Who’s listening? Who’s willing to change how we ‘do’ school? Who’s willing to admit that change is necessary, painful, and ultimately the one thing that can save us from self-imposed illiteracy? As a 16+ year educator, I feel a bit frustrated listening to the conversations, seeing the highlights on the evening news, reading…