• Hopeservations

    I Stand With The Students – Part 2

    “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It can not be changed without changing our thinking” – Albert Einstein “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. indeed, it is the only thing that ever has” – Margaret Mead No one truly understands what happens in the day to day life of an educator. What we observe, the hope we have for students that sometimes goes unanswered despite our best efforts, and the resulting stress from observing the mental health issues of students while feeling like we truly have no-one to turn to. Then when we do turn to mental…

  • Hopeservations

    I Stand With The Students – Part 1

    Greetings from my heart to yours… I started this particular piece on 02.13.18 in honor of the love of my profession…one day later on Valentine’s Day another school shooting occurred in our history. As a result of that and Valentine’s day, I wrote a much simpler piece about love and not needing any particular day to express our love. The reason being, I must admit in the last eight days – my mind was left reeling (AGAIN) over the horrors of these repeated shootings? As a result of that shooting, I started a piece to reflect my viewpoint as an educator who stands with the students. Only I hadn’t published…