Category: Voice Lessons

These publications were written for my monthly newsletter Voice Lessons.

Long Way To Go

August 1, 2018

When I was starting 5th grade, my mother wrote to my teacher that I lacked empathy. I caught a glimpse of that note, felt the […]

Adulting 101

July 2, 2018

My nephews are rising first and third graders. They will spend the summer playing baseball, swimming, and having fun. In August, they will head back […]

Noticing What We Are Missing

June 1, 2018

I put a stone Buddha on my porch Sunday afternoon. It sits within my plants. It makes me smile every time I look out onto […]

My Toenail Fell Off – Change Is Afoot

May 1, 2018

Excuse the pun in the title of this newsletter but I lost my big toenail. After years of dealing with a toenail injury caused by […]

What’s The Next Right Step

April 2, 2018

I hesitate to be such a downer, but things aren’t okay. My father is in hospice. My country is dealing with disarray on a scale […]

Everything I Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

March 1, 2018

Just returned from time at home seeing family in MN. Nothing like February in Minnesota. Actually, it was sunny and over 30 degrees on some […]

My Reality Isn’t Virtual

February 1, 2018

Just returned from the Future of Educational Technology Conference in Orlando. Tech coaches, directors of technology, assistant superintendents of curriculum and instruction, superintendents, media specialists, […]

Democracy and De-pilling

January 2, 2018

At the end of December as schools closed and holiday parties concluded, I found myself with a few days of at-home quiet time. I noticed […]

“City, Bike, Cow, School, Of Course” & Other Lessons in Being Allocentric

December 1, 2017

Being more allocentric or at least trying to be more allocentric has been a big focus of my personal and professional work this past year. […]

“Aunt Jen, You Don’t Really Work.”

November 1, 2017

My nephews, age 6 and almost 8, are growing like weeds. The 2nd grader, Joe, has four upper teeth that have fallen out, making him […]