Every Possible Minute

It’s been quite some time since I’ve really gotten into a series like The Hunger Games, but like millions of other people in the world, I find myself completely mesmerized by the world Suzanne Collins has created in these books. I was talking with some of my students who have read the books yesterday and I…

A Spirit That Will Not Die

Precious:  [Crying hysterically] Nobody loves me! Ms. Rain: People do love you, Precious. Precious: Please don’t lie to me, Ms. Rain! Love ain’t done nothing for me… but beat me… rape me… call me an animal! Make me feel worthless! Make me sick! Ms. Rain: [Tears begin falling from her eyes] That wasn’t love, Precious….

“A Hand to Guide Me”

“It takes a tribe to raise a child.  You have to have people who are interacting with each other to raise a child, people who are connected to that child” -Colin Powell In “A Hand to Guide Me,” Denzel Washington crafts an inspirational work which focuses not only on leaders but also on the individuals…

Our Students

“I’m seeing students everyday who are facing serious issues in their lives.” Recently, I’ve been struck by the idea that each of our students are individuals. Of course, I’ve known this to some extent, but take a moment and think about it. Each and every student we come into contact with is an individual with…