Generally, during an election year, my middle-schoolers research candidates, produce political commercials, craft editorials, create newscasts, take part in mock elections, speak on behalf of “their” candidates, conduct polls, build their own political parties and platforms, interview family members about their political views, and pretty much immerse themselves in the entire political process. It’s an […]
Who knew that in my sixties, I’d be simultaneously dealing with adolescent angst, adult children, and elder care? Days, I teach middle level students to read and write. Nights and weekends, I often spend with my father and mother who live in separate facilities in separate towns. My two siblings and I collaborate to ensure our parents’ quality care, which requires patience, vigilance, and constant advocacy. In the midst of all this, I lean on my husband, a retired educator, to keep me sane and happy.