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Beginners; The joy and transformative power of lifelong learning, by Tom Vanderbilt (2021) “It’s about small acts of reinvention, at any age, that can make life seem magical.”  A few weeks ago my best friend called to tell me she was going back to school. It’s been a rough decade for her; she’s called it… Continue Reading Book Reviews

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Culturally Responsive Teaching

Culturally Responsive Teaching isn’t a set of activities. It isn’t multicultural education or social justice education. It is a pedagogy that acknowledges the power of the affective filter, the psychological filter that enhances or hinders learning, and creates opportunities for students to become independent learners and thinkers. It is very much about building relationships in… Continue Reading Culturally Responsive Teaching

Comic drawing of mountain climber going up Maslow's pyramid


Luke Southern is a freelance artist and this rendering* of Maslow’s hierarchy depicts so succinctly how I feel about now. Actually, it’s more like I am hanging on by my fingernails, sliding down to safety, scrabbling back up to affirmation, just to slippity-slide back down again. Oh, how I miss meaning. Not that my weeks… Continue Reading Retraining