When I was teaching, a snow day gave me a chance to I’d catch up on household chores and plan for the next day in the classroom. I had books, professional books. Now I have books suggested to me by friends on Face Book. I just finished The Street Sweeper, by Elliot Perlman—one of the best novels I have ever read.
I’ve glanced at the news, but I don’t find myself drawn into the details of what’s going on in Washington. I’m still committed to my reading for compassion program, and am considering joining other teachers at the Rally & Speakout Against Billionaire Betsy DeVos in Boston on the 25th.