From tutoring to temping, we do it all after the school day ends

The joke around the lunch table when I taught was that teaching paid a perfectly adequate, even handsome…supplemental income. We made a list one year and found that our professional teaching faculty included a waitress, a lifeguard, a shoe salesman, a clerk in Sears’ lingerie department, a disc jockey, a furniture mover, and a secretary. More…

Let’s follow Mr. Rogers’ sound advice

A documentary about Fred Rogers reminds us that he advised the children who watched his PBS show to “look for the helpers” if they were ever anxious or fearful. In these times, we must be the helpers ourselves. More…

Memorial honors and uplifts educators

Ruth Berg. John Carlson. Daniel Buesgens. Richard Lee Proffitt. Scott Beigel. Aaron Feis. Chris Hixon. Jennifer Williamson. Glenda Ann Perkins. Cynthia Tisdale. These teachers, coaches, and education support professionals were killed between August 2017 and May of this year. Their names are etched onto the Memorial to Fallen Educators, part of the National Teachers Hall More…

Love without borders

I am proud of our champions for children in New Hampshire, educators who are reaching out to Central American children living temporarily in a Juarez, Mexico orphanage. They believe that all children, no matter where they are from, deserve the opportunity to learn and grow strong. Their love knows no borders. More…