About Laura Brown

The more I teach, the more my compassion for students, parents, and teachers grows. Thank you for reading my thoughts.

Why is The Positivity Project Making My Kids So Negative?

Have you heard about the Positivity Project, sometimes referred to as "P2?" Maybe you have seen the hashtag:  #OtherPeopleMatter? Or possibly you have seen an adult or child wearing a green shirt or hat with the positivity project logo? The Positivity Project, started by two West Point-trained military veterans, was not initially about schools, but [...]

By |2018-10-28T08:07:11+00:00October 28th, 2018|Instruction&Curriculum, Mental Health, Middle School|1 Comment

When Tariffs Impact Schools

"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. How could I forget that the auditorium is no longer operational and that an entire wing of a [...]

By |2018-10-19T14:11:21+00:00October 19th, 2018|Instruction&Curriculum|0 Comments

Reflections on My First Black History Month

I am forty-four-years-old. I have been a social studies teacher for 23 Septembers. I have been a student of history all of my life. I have cared about civil rights forever. But, before this February, I have never celebrated Black History Month. I am both ashamed of my ignorance and enlightened by this experience--it is [...]