You are Here

Maybe you were thinking about the lake, a summer five years ago, the canoe, water like a mirror Or the time you sent out for pizza, late fall, and waited by the door Or perhaps the piano recital where your daughter filled the room with the sound of spring Or was it the car, the … Continue reading You are Here

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Oh Me! Oh School!

This morning my wife and I were at my oldest son's middle school for a meeting with his teachers.  Nothing deep, just a chance to get to know them and see how he, a 7th-grader, is making the transition from 6th grade and his small elementary school (around 300 students) to the behemoth (approx. 1,300 students) that … Continue reading Oh Me! Oh School!

“Lift Off”: Graduation Speech at Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2016

(Click here to see the spoken-word graduation speech that, admittedly, has been around for a few months but which I just watched.) I don't have much to say about this but...Wow!  If all teachers had the passion, the vision of this young man, we'd all be better people. Consider, if you are a teacher, what … Continue reading “Lift Off”: Graduation Speech at Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2016