Mass Violence, Homophobia and Cultural Norms: How to Promote Empathy in a World that Could Care Less

I spend about a 1/3 of the day seeing, interacting and being around my students. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that teachers can have a profound impact on children.

Now Everything Begins

This is the first time in 17 years that the month of August is not filled with anticipation for a new academic year. It's the first time I am not purchasing new pencils, new folders or new binders. It's the first time I did not anxiously wait to receive my class schedule. It's the first [...]