I can not change what I tolerate

This morning I yelled. But big. At my dogs, at my cat, at my house, at my students. I adopted a cat (Betty) a few weeks ago because of the mice. Not into mice. But my big dog (Toby) stalks her and my little dog (Jacob) alternates between ignoring her, stealing her toys, and barking I can not change what I tolerate

Cherishing the quiet moments

When I went to bed last night it was -1 degree Celsius outside. This morning Montreal woke to a temperature of -23 with a wind chill factor of -36 and the news that it will stay that way, maybe even getting colder, until Monday. Cold as all get out. It wasn’t easy getting started this Cherishing the quiet moments

students students students: the moon is howling

It’s so easy to feel tired when holding all of these stories.

Learning from my students as I rise

And I learn that it is not my job to make you feel complete.

First 2 days: the forensic report

Student teams building bird houses on the first day of school.