There’s a video going around online about a group of people encouraging strangers to make eye contact with someone for 60 seconds.
If you haven’t seen the video, take a look:
Honestly, this social experiment brought tears to my eyes. People rediscovering humanity just by looking into someone’s eyes? It was beautiful. I was so amazed at how powerful the sense of human connection was, even from behind a computer screen. Continue reading
Authors note: I don’t remember writing this poem, but I must have when I first began teaching here–when the racial differences between me and my students were most obvious. It’s fun to look back and see what I thought when I first got here.
I found this poem while I was searching for a pen. I must have written it when I first met my husband. It’s not my best work, and some of the rhyming is forced, but I was tickled enough by it that I thought I would share. 🙂 Continue reading
Not too long ago, in a fit of frustration, I told my students
“I don’t even care anymore.”
Before that day, I had never lied to any of my students.
So I wonder how those words could have passed my lips.
I wonder how any teacher in the history of the world could ever think those words for even a moment,
And still consider themselves a teacher. Continue reading