Go To School Because You Can

© Diane Galvez-Parker

Today I told my female students that it was their last day of school. They are no longer allowed to get an education. It was a new government rule. Initially, I had their male classmates tell them the news. With a straight face, I told a group of mostly 10-year-old girls to…

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That September Day

“That September Day” is a day that is etched in the minds of most Americans. Formally marked on our calendars as Patriot Day; it is a Day of Service and Remembrance. In the minds of many though, just saying “September 11th” or “9/11” is enough. We know exactly what it means. It…

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First School Day (Again)

Good morning! Good morning! Good morning! Good morning! Good morning! You get the idea, right? At the beginning of every school day, this is the greeting that I give each student as they walk into the classroom. Thirty faces pass me by. A few reply with the same greeting. Some…

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Who needs a paper hug?

Yesterday was a big day for some and uneventful for others. Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day. Depending on your current situation, you might have repeated those words differently than others may have. Your tone may have been filled with excitement, discontent, sadness, or fondness. Whatever your feelings are now, most people…

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