Earlier this week, my heart sank as I watched live footage of Notre Dame be consumed by fire. Like many language teachers, my world travels have brought me to Paris several times, and by extension Notre Dame. Like many language teachers, I feel a connection to Notre Dame. Watching it burn was sad because it … Continue reading We care the most when we are most connected.
Happy Mother's Day to all of you mamas--the smiling moms, the screaming moms, the waiting moms, the weeping moms...no matter what motherhood looks like in your life, today is for you. I have a really amazing biological mom, and I also have some equally amazing other kinds of moms in my life. And here, today, I … Continue reading Celebrate your Teacher Mom!
Today is one of my very favorite days of the year. 3/21, World Down Syndrome Day. I hope that many of my readers' lives have been touched as deeply mine has by individuals with a bonus chromosome! Today is a day to celebrate these special lives and the families that support them, and here are … Continue reading World Down Syndrome Day–for Spanish classes!
20-30 million people are enslaved in the world TODAY. The average cost of a human being is $5, in one of the largest growing industries in the world. Girls as young as 1 years old have been found being trafficked in brothels around the world. Boys as young a 3 have been enslaved on fishing … Continue reading Dressember: Day 1 – La historia de Ama