Boys will be boys

Boys will be boys

The pandemic has fallen on our society like rain on a staircase, running more easily off the privileged top steps and deluging the lower rungs with a flood of accumulated intensity. Walking through wealthy neighborhoods adjacent to the area where we lived in the...
I Concede

I Concede

photo credit: Claudia Barbosa/Pexels Last week, we saw politicians across the country lose their quests for state and federal positions. When they decided that their campaign season was over, they got to make a call: “I concede.” When is your season over?...
Choosing Hope with Emily Fletcher

Choosing Hope with Emily Fletcher

“School is so different. It kinda sucks.” – Every student I counsel “Everything is going so fast right now. What day is it again?” – Every Parent I coach In the pandemic, it’s hard to remember what month it is. Has time just sped up since March? When we...
Pandemic of Stress

Pandemic of Stress

You are already infected. Without knowing how to avoid COVID, we spin in circles from hand-washing to wearing masks. The uncertainty causes a secondary pandemic that has already infected us all: the flood of cortisol and other stress hormones. As a Positive...
What is school (really) for?

What is school (really) for?

It was just another Thursday at work but I felt angry. On February 15, 2018, I showed up at my school in Southwest Philly the day after the shooting massacre in Parkland, Florida. I expected something to shift. However, on that Thursday, I could see that my job was...