A Little Holiday Cheer

Greetings! Last week, I had lunch with an old friend I hadn’t seen since early 2020 … And now, here we were, having lunch before she started a whirlwind 36 hours work trip before flying back to her family on …

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The Social Skill Kids Need Support With Right Now…

Greetings! Over the past few weeks, I’ve been talking with students around the country who are reflecting about this past school year and thinking about the upcoming one. Some students have been learning remotely for nearly 16 months, and others …

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Why We Should Rethink TikTok

TikTok, the short-form video app that has taken over the phones of millions of tweens and teens around the world, is seriously focused on dominating social media.

Teacher Appreciation Week: Margaret Miller

On #TeacherAppreciationWeek, I want to recognize Margaret Miller (who I now know as Margaret, because time will do that…). She was my high school counselor for a hot-minute, but has spent the past few decades as a trusted friend and confidante to so many, including lucky me.

From the Mailbag: Sixth-grade class project

Side note: I have recently received a number of emails from students who want me to answer questions for their class projects. I think it is so wonderful that students feel empowered to contact sources directly and wish I could …

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Happy 2019!

I recently wrote a piece for the Washington Post on what Silicon Valley parents are *really* doing around screentime. I wrote the piece to alleviate some of the fear-mongering and parent-shaming based on the myth that Silicon Valley parents don’t let their …

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