A Crying Shame

A Crying Shame According to the Myers-Briggs Personality Type indicator I am an ENTJ. When I first completed the inventory, I was almost off the scale in the T and the J categories. So what does this mean? Being a strong T indicates that I tend to look at things very logically. I am not… Continue reading A Crying Shame

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men When our daughter was twelve we bought a five-year-old horse. She was responsible for his care and maintenance. Her day would begin in the barn and her duties continued after school. She rode competitively and enjoyed many hours at horse shows and in barns. Now, what I DIDN’T do was the… Continue reading Of Mice and Men

The Biggest Bullies in School – Part 2

The Biggest Bullies in School – Part 2 ……… Now let’s fast-forward to the present day. One of the worst things we can do as teachers is to humiliate or embarrass students in front of their peers. But some teachers are masters of these strategies. To assert control in the classroom some will use intimidation.… Continue reading The Biggest Bullies in School – Part 2

The Biggest Bullies in School – Part 1

The Biggest Bullies in School – Part 1 About twenty years ago I attended a professional development seminar for teachers. I believe the title was simply called, School Bullies. The presenter, herself a teacher, started the session off by asking participants to identify the characteristics of a bully. As the various adjectives and verbs were… Continue reading The Biggest Bullies in School – Part 1

The Right to Bear Arms

The Right to Bear Arms Last week I was making my way home from Deer Island. While waiting for the ferry to the mainland I noticed a car in the line-up with New Hampshire (U.S.A.) licence plates. A question that I had for many years came to mind. I figured that this might be a… Continue reading The Right to Bear Arms

Discovering the World

Discovering the World When children are born they are entirely dependant on their care-givers. As parents, we control how our children discover the world, but as they grow older and become more independent they start to make their own discoveries. In some cases, those discoveries are incongruent with what they have learned at home. When… Continue reading Discovering the World

Renroc Sag

Renroc Sag Ronald was a student with autism. I didn’t teach him but we often talked in the hallway. He had a talent for remembering facts and loved to pronounce words as if they were spelled backwards. Over the years we developed a nice relationship. When he first met me he asked my name: “I’m… Continue reading Renroc Sag