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October 8th, 2012
There are tiny wins. Like the fact that I got three students to come and work after school. Students who had previously refused to do the assignments. It's hard though, when students don't always get the message that school is for them - that school is a place to help them grow and become critically thinking humans. Sometimes the messages we send are that tests are more important, that everything boils down to a performance. There is little room for fucking up and trying again. Too many students are cautious, afraid to take risks, and painfully afraid of ever failing anything.
August 10th, 2009
The worst Monday is the Monday back from a few glorious days off. That is this Monday. Work has piled up for me. My job just sits while I'm away. There is not one employee who can cover for me when I'm not there. Yet, there are several that I can cover for. I guess it's not all bad. Job security springs to mind. I can handle the pile up with ease and catch it all up in a matter of a couple of hours. The day drags on like a bad song playing over and over in your head.
August 24th, 2007
There is something soothing about rediscovering childhood’s simple joys. When was the last time you played with Play-Doh? Open a canister and its distinctive smell immediately transports you to a simpler time. Crayons and clay. Glue and glitter! The fun of working with your hands and creating something – try some fingerpaints once again. It’s hard to remember worries when you are Creator of your own universe. It isn’t the same as “adult” artistic endeavors – painting a portrait or making a quilt – in the case of childhood pleasures, it is the complete absorption into the process and attendant freedom that counts.