It’s All Debbie Johnson’s Fault

We were both in Mr. Cohen’s 5th grade class, and had been best friends since third grade. I loved sleeping over at her house. Mrs. Johnson was the only single mother in our neighborhood, and though she worked all week, on the weekends she made us feel like the most important people she knew. She left … Read more

So Much to Naming…

Every so often while I am weaving through school rooms, I mispronounce a student’s name or I call them by someone else’s name accidentally. The responses are varied and I am always both embarrassed for the mistake and apologetic. I do ask the student to accept my apology; I do what I can to cement … Read more