Category Archives: Teachers

June 1968: All’s Right With the World

  Photo: Hank Walker School was almost out for the year, but the morning had dawned brisk, and a little chilly. By lunchtime, though, the day turned warm. I pushed up the sleeves of my green Garland sweater, wishing I’d … Continue reading

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And Now, A Word From The Teacher In Me

Another viral video crossed my desk last week, accompanied by a lot of “Awwww….so cute!” comments. This one features Dixie, a puppy heading down a flight of stairs for the first time, with a little help from a friend – … Continue reading

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It Started Like Any Other Day At School

The summer before the Columbine shootings, I worked at a middle school. Our French teacher was taking a leave of absence, and we scheduled a full day of interviews. Positions for French teachers were scarce, so we had lots of … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones

My niece Kathy describes it as “brutality.” She noticed it a while ago, and said she needed to cut back on television. It was just too brutal, she said, even admitting that her favorite shows were those with story lines … Continue reading

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“A woman with a pen is a dangerous thing.” – Margo LaGattuta

  Photo: Margo LaGattuta 1942 – 2011 I have been blessed with wonderful writing teachers. You’re sure to hear of each of them, in time, but this first blog post is to honor one of them, Margo Lagattuta. Margo died a … Continue reading

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