Dear Teacher Colleagues everywhere- I just wanted to make one point (maybe a couple I don’t know I never draft these I just write off the top of my head) and it may not be a popular one. I have shared my thoughts on education in Facebook groups, Twitter, etc. more since July than I ever have before. I stand by my belief that remote instruction was and is the way to go right now. …
Updated Friday August 14th- Today I had to make the tough decision to submit a leave request on the condition that my district will open for in-person learning. Hopefully in the end we will go virtual until it is safe for everyone. It will not be easy for my family, but it’s what is right for my family and my family will always come first.
In the end there is no outcome that would be easy for everyone. Everyone will have their own struggles and their own stresses but I’ve become exhausted and drained physically, mentally, and emotionally.
PSA: Remember to lock your car doors at night… And keep your bikes + your kid’s bikes locked up or inside at night. Over here in Maywood, I know of at least 3 cars that were, “rummaged” through last night. Seems like they were looking for quick cash.
I found our neighbors wallet in our bushes (they made off with a whopping $8) but no credit cards or anything were taken. This was the inside of my mother in law’s car this AM and my Mauden is very neat so I knew something was amiss.
Talked to some of the…
From the desk of the Fort Lee Social Studies Department…
“The Fort Lee Social Studies department would like to start a scholarship fund in Gina Graziano Hempton’s name. The scholarship will be given to a senior student who wants to pursue psychology or neuroscience in college. Our first fundraiser will be the clothing sale.
See the link below to order. Orders are due by Friday, December 20, 2019 and the order will be placed that day.
Please consider sharing this with others maybe former students or even people in your family. In order to get this scholarship off the ground, we need to raise a lot of funds this year! Thank you so much for your support!
Please contact Diana Ladd with any questions at email@example.com ”
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Shoutout to one of my fellow @crisistextline counselors for helping bring down a human trafficking ring! Amazing stuff!
The following appeared on People.com
Police arrested three men in connection with a human trafficking ring in San Jose, Calif.
May 31, 2019 05:32 PM
On May 26, an unusual text came in to Crisis Text Line, a non-profit that provides free text support and intervention in times of crisis.
The message in question was from a 14-year-old girl, who confessed that she was a runaway and she wanted to go home.
“From the conversation, it was clear…
They will probably never see this, but I must give a sincere thank you to #EdSheeran and #JustinBieber for creating a song that articulates my stuggles with mental illness in a way I never have been able to. Everytime I listen to the song, which has been A LOT already, I can’t help but feel emotional, in a positive way.
I am taking a guess here but I think this will be one of this summer’s “anthems” which is truly amazing when you read the lyrics and look at the content.
Here is a short video about The Wall Exhibition.
“If I can’t remember the Jurassic Park theme music then our plane will crash”
This is the exact irrational thought that I once had 14 years ago which ultimately made me realize that something inside me wasn’t right and led me to get help for my OCD.
Back to Jurassic Park for a…