All I Can Do Is Pray

For the last week or so I have been waking up and going to bed with anxiety and I just can't shake this feeling off. To hear about the problems the Southern states, Mexico and the Caribbean are facing and not be able to help has had me feeling discouraged and somewhat guilty for beingΒ blessed.... Continue Reading →

Children Aren’t Lazy

Sitting here watching a netflix documentary, I hear a teacher identify a student as "lazy" while comparing him to another young man who had better grades. Children aren't lazy they lack the interest or motivation to participate in certain activities.  This was the first year in my teaching career that I moved up with my... Continue Reading →

The bad student

I was asked to collaborate on a workshop for incoming freshman with my colleagues. We are known for managing our classrooms well and administrators believed that we would be best fit for this particular job. While planning, we decided to have one of our former students come into our room while we were hosting our... Continue Reading →

Who Will Protect Me Then?

As I walked up the step to Union Square Park, I immediately thought I was in the wrong place. I scanned the crowd and couldn't find anyone who looked like me. I had decided to head downtown to participate in the Vigil for those who suffered during the incident in Charlottesville Virginia just a few... Continue Reading →

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