I read Rebecca Solnit's The Faraway Nearby a few weeks ago, back when I got word that my students would be returning to school in-person for four days each week. I had spent the year alternating back-and-forth between remote learning and hybrid teaching, and I wanted normal. Not-staying-home-not-wearing-a-mask-not-teaching-second-grade-online-and-in-person-at-the-same-time normal. We're all in the same place; [...]
My First Year Teaching
Sorting My Family into Hogwarts Houses
Remembering PFC Robert Campbell
Wednesday, February 5, 1969 // The Gastonia Gazette Eighth grade was the year we took a class trip to Washington, D.C., and I couldn't have been more excited. I loved reading and history and reading about history back then, and touring our nation's capital to learn more of the United States' backstory was, I had [...]
Catholic School Days
Robert Zielinski & Janice (Zielinski) Kuznicki As a kid, my grandmother adored her older brother, and she always wanted to be included in everything he did. Bob started school at the age of six, and two-year-old Janice would toddle after him on his walk to class each morning, sitting outside of the classroom until school [...]
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