It was Wednesday, September 6, 2000, sometime late in the morning. I was in the intensive care unit following major surgery (surgery #2 of 5 for Neurofibromatosis, as of June 2017) and screaming for help. I was screaming because every… Read More ›
Now that I have four academic degrees and am currently not a student for the first time in my life, I have been critically accessing the education I received and its quality. Before going too far, let me say that I greatly enjoyed… Read More ›
Upon hearing that I am a college professor and frequently teach History, people sometimes respond with conditional and reserved words of enthusiasm. In some way or another, these people inquire as to whether or not I teach History correctly. What… Read More ›
Every now and then I enjoy seeing what Polk Elementary is up to – the school where I spent seven years of my young life! There were lots of great times, lots of nightmares, too. This past weekend when I was… Read More ›
Excellent memories are a blessing and a curse. This blogs recalls teachers’s comments that remain baffling, shocking, and offending but are important to recognize as children are at risk and words matter.
By what mechanisms are we socialized and acculturated as children? Usual answers involve major social institutions such as churches, media outlets, schools, and family units. But, I’ve never heard anyone make a direct and needed connection between the process of… Read More ›