Tag Archives: adolescence

White Cotton Gloves and Clip-on Ties

Around 6th grade, our grade took ballroom dancing classes once a week in the evening. There were a lot of kids who were nervous, uncomfortable and awkward.  Yet it was exciting, too. The girls wore good dresses.  Fancy dresses, Sunday … Continue reading

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Poverty, Affluence And Technology In Schools

Technology is awesome in so many ways.  It has revolutionized teaching.  But has increased the divide between the haves and have nots. I grew up in a very wealthy suburb of New York City.  We were one of the haves. … Continue reading

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Selfishes on the Stage of Social Media

One of my high school students calls selfies “selfishes.”  How on the money is that.  When selfies first came out I thought it was such a great idea.  And I take selfies occasionally.  A selfie with a great background, like … Continue reading

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