Tag Archives: mental health

Lovely Thing~Mental Health Day

One morning, back when Alicia and I taught middle school together, I walked by her classroom and noticed a sign on the door.  It read: Shhh, Mental Health Day in progress.  The 8th graders had just finished a long week of state testing, it was spring, and 8th-grade-itis was in full swing (believe me, it’s a […]

Lessons from Lincoln

A few days ago, I took a field trip with my 7th and 8th grade students to Springfield, Illinois.  We visited Lincoln’s home, the Illinois Capitol building, Lincoln’s Presidential Museum, and the Village of New Salem.  Before taking my students on the field trip, however, I showed them a documentary called Looking for Lincoln.  Henry Louis […]