Category: Vulnerability

Using Your Pain to Tell Your Story: When Students Teach Teachers


This week’s post is a slight detour from my month-long research and writing about chronic illness.  Next week will be the final installment on chronic illness. Even though Dina, the girl who always wore sleeves, has been a student in my class since September, I really meet her for the first time last week on a […]

Teaching Students the Power of Vulnerability


This week’s post was inspired by Teacher Appreciation Week. It takes more courage and less time to admit you don’t have the answer then to pretend you do. For most aspiring teachers, writing a Philosophy of Education is not only a requirement, but a pedagogical rite of passage. I remember, 15 years ago, in the swarms of […]

Prince Harry Taught All Men a Life Saving Lesson


It’s an old story. A bit cliched. But still a worthy one… A man and a woman are in a car. The man drives as the women navigates through unfamiliar territory. They have no map, no cell phone service. The woman acknowledges the pending darkness and lightly suggests, they stop and ask for directions. The […]

A Vulnerable Man


Last week a former student, Owen C., posted a nice message on the Write on Fight on website. Owen congratulated me on the website and then he wrote something that hit a nerve, something I had to respond to… “You’re not afraid of having emotion. You’re not afraid of sharing. You’re not afraid of being […]

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