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I deal with the most difficult of kids. In all of my years of teaching, I have been called The Pied Piper for Children’s Behavior and a Child Whisperer. But one thing that has never gotten easier is seeing seven, eight and nine-year-old children on medications that can eventually cause more harm than good. Read more here...

I remember leaving my classroom after teaching one of my toughest classes and crying in the bathroom of my placement school during my student teaching practicum. This was something that happened quite often. I constantly felt like I was drowning and I would often question whether teaching, in urban communities, was my calling.…. Read more here.

A fight breaks out near the gym entrance at the large, suburban high school where I teach.  I see members of the Step Team that I advise walking from that direction and my heart sinks.  I send up a quiet prayer. Please, don’t let one of my kids be involved. To read more, click here.

“Is the faculty meeting in the cafeteria, or the auditorium?” I ask two of my colleagues, who both give me smiles filled with bemusement.”We don’t have an auditorium,” comes the reply followed by a resentful chuckle….Read more.

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