Monthly Archives: April 2007

I have been changed for good.

Categories: Education, Happy Things, Life, Work

The Fifth Grade Traveling Show was yesterday. I love that show. It has been a high point of the year for me since I started working at Mt. Mahogany. It is amazing what those kids are able to do. And … Keep reading

Mr. Rogers

Categories: Random, Science & Tech, Work

When I got to work today I did something that reminded me of Mr. Rogers. And I do it almost every morning too. The temperature in my classroom is a strange thing. It is never a constant. Having 30 computers … Keep reading

“Normal” People

Categories: Family, Learn Something, Questions, Random

I remember my dad telling me on countless occasions that I needed to sleep when normal people sleep. The last few days have been Spring Break at work so I’ve been able to get back on “my” schedule. I was … Keep reading

How do you recognize death?

Categories: Life

Do you take “any” news of death the same as a tragic event that is closer to home? Does one affect you more than the other? Are there any specific reasons for your reactions? This question was posed recently elsewhere … Keep reading

Hokie Hope

Categories: Life

Virginia Tech family members from across the country have united to declare this Friday, April 20th, an “Orange and Maroon Effect” day in honor of those killed in the tragic events on campus Monday and to show support for VT … Keep reading

Not asking why

Categories: Life

I could very easily ask so many whys about the shooting at Virginia Tech yesterday. I could ask whys about why he did it. I could ask whys about what was done about it. I could ask whys about policies … Keep reading

A Teacher’s Influence

Categories: Education, Musings, Work

Someone recently asked me an interesting question about teachers in my life. I liked it because it is slightly different than the one I normally get, which is, “why did you become a teacher.” They asked about teachers that had … Keep reading