The email alert popped up with annoying regularity, reminding me that my high school reunion was approaching and I had not yet purchased my ticket. I had already decided months earlier that I was not going, not this time. And time was the operative word, because this reunion marked forty years since my graduation. Attending would force me to face that reality head on and I simply wasn't prepared for it.
While growing up isn't always fun or easy, it sets a precedent for how you're going to live the rest of your life. Thanks to some of these funny women, I feel fully equipped to take on whatever comes next.
This March was one of the most stressful, hectic months of my life. I feel like everything was either beginning or ending for me, and it was becoming increasingly difficult to decide what I should be letting go, what I should be working hard on and what I must learn to laugh off.
Was there a reason for this ridiculous behavior? If so, was there a cure and was I going to be the next Freud of the teenage psyche? I finally found my calling!
Nothing says Americana quite like musical theater. Despite rampant stereotypes, it's still one of the most popular entertainment venues in the country. (Just ask anyone who has stood in line at the TKTS booth in Times Square.)
"High school is such a miserable and horrible time for anybody that's creative. And Simon and those other guys were my saviors. No matter how many times we got rejected. No matter how many girlfriends we didn't have."
First of all, congratulations for making it this far in the college admissions process. You will most likely have many good colleges options already, but if you really want to go to a college that waitlisted you, follow as many of these 10 tips as possible.
Just as the top college basketball teams are competing their way towards the April 7 National Championship Game, so are high schools seniors as they learn which colleges have accepted, waitlisted or rejected them.
Parents, you're up. You've got before you one of the most powerful teachable moments ever. And even if you think your teen would rather skin themselves alive than have this conversation with you, just know that you are singularly qualified to help them grieve, reframe and move forward.
Money does not solve all problems but, in this case, more equitable funding and educational innovation for the middle grades will demonstrate our commitment to ensuring our children get the highest quality education for the entirety of their K-12 careers.
I recently began a series of classes on mindfulness and meditation to help those challenged with chronic pain, depression and/or anxiety. About two we...
Sorry, kids, the virtual classroom is becoming a more frequent reality -- just like online learning is for your adult counterparts. Poking around, I learned of other virtual classroom programs popping up across the country -- from cities like Chicago to suburbs like Taunton, Mass.
At this time of year on America's college campuses, seniors are counting the days until graduation -- always a multi-layered moment filled both with c...
My high school years were a pot smoke-filled haze of bad decisions. For a variety of reasons, including a cross-country move at the age of 14 and the break-up of my parents' marriage, I was not a happy girl during my high school years.
Teenagers say some of the most profound, and most entertaining, things you could ever imagine.
In my years as an educator, I have come to one certainty: Teenagers say some of the most profound, and most entertaining, things you could ever imagine. So, here is what my students think about standardized tests:.