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My Short Log of Sexual Assault: An Open Letter to Men

Disclaimer: This is an open letter to men, because I think all men should hear my words and understand the struggles I (and many others) have faced. I am not accusing ALL men of being perpetrators, but I do believe we need ALL men to stand up against the culture of assault and violence that leaves people victimized and afraid.  Hey, you, guy. Yeah, […]

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What Teachers Want Parents to Know: The Secondary Years

I teach primarily freshman students. Last school year I sent my son off to Kindergarten. During parent night in my classroom, I secretly wanted to say, “It’s going to be okay. I know what you are going through.” Although their children were nearly a decade older than my son, I couldn’t help but think that […]

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10 Tips to Keep Your Kids Reading in the Summer

Don’t let your children’s reading skills wither and die over summer break. Keep their creative mind alive and blooming by performing CPR (Continually Promoting Reading). Our kids deserve some vegging out when summer hits, but it can be easy to allow them to fall into a routine that does not involve any books. Hot spots […]

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Beat Summer Boredom With A LIVE List

“I’m bored.” Ah, the infamous statement children solemnly and exasperatedly say at some point during summer break. The school year is quickly wrapping up, and the thrill and excitement of summer vacation is upon us. I’m craving the hot and carefree summer days, popsicles, and getting to work on our family’s summer LIVE list. You […]

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