Oh the Humanities!

If you’ve seen advertisements for my Global Humanities classes you might have wondered what “the humanities” really are. Maybe you looked it up on Google and thought the definition looked too overwhelming and highfalutin’ for 6th-9th graders. After all, “academic disciplines that study aspects of human society and culture” does sound a bit stuffy. Simply […]

On Grief and Love

During the last year and a half, several people close to me have died. My friend Sam died in motorcycle accident.  My Uncle Ron died from complications from stroke. My friend Patty died from ALS.  And last week, my friend and former student, Libby, the daughter of one of my closest friends, Kay and Andy […]

We Are Going to Homeschool

We are going to homeschool next year. There, I said it. I’m sharing this post a friend wrote years ago and hopefully laying some groundwork because the unthinkable has happened. I am preparing to homeschool two of my children for 6th and 8th grade in the fall. Since I have talked about our unswerving public […]