9/11, Charlottesville, and Children: A Why-To Guide to Teachable Moments

On September 11, 2001, I was teaching fourth grade in Washington DC.  When we got notice of the first hit, I was in the middle of a lesson on phonics and root words.  One of the school’s administrators stepped into the room, approached me closely, and whispered a question to me about whether I knew […]

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This Day In History: Iceland’s Women Stand Together

Today’s This Day In History celebrates Iceland’s women when, in 1975, ninety percent — 90% (!) of them — went on strike from LIFE — and struck a big win in the fight for equality.  They refused to engage in wife-ing and parenting and working and cleaning and cooking and caregiving.  They called it Women’s Day […]

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