March Madness Serves as a Metaphor for Life

March Madness Serves as a Metaphor for Life

March Madness Serves as a Metaphor for Life March Madness Serves as a Metaphor for Life By JoAnn Schauf The thrill is unmistakable for the 64 teams who qualify for the “Dance” of March Madness. No matter if the team is a perennial contender or on a maiden voyage, hope...
12 Things Your Tween Wants You to Know

12 Things Your Tween Wants You to Know

12 Things Your Tween Wants You to Know 12 Things Your Tween Wants You to Know By JoAnn Schauf I met with some middle school students who eagerly agreed that their parents love and care about them profoundly. Confidently they rely on you for everything they need. They...
Eclipsing our Biases

Eclipsing our Biases

Eclipsing our Biases Eclipsing our Biases   I love Jake Brigance’s summation to the jury in A Time to Kill. He’s a white attorney representing an African American man who shot and killed the white men who raped his 9-year-old daughter. In the end, he asks the...
Take Care of Each Other

Take Care of Each Other

Take Care of Each Other Take Care of Each Other   As I write to you, I wish I had the power to replace your sadness with joy, restore what you’ve lost, and eliminate the virus. I know you yearn for a superpower that would restore us to health and our normal...
Meet the Smartest Kid in Class

Meet the Smartest Kid in Class

Meet the Smartest Kid in Class Identity: UNKNOWN   For the annual history trivia contest, students nominated a representative from each of the six history classes. The school’s smartest student hit the buzzer only five times out of 24 possibilities during...