When I heard this report on NPR recently (February 8), I thought of how hard it is to be in middle school. I remember feeling insecure about how I looked or how I sounded when I tried to speak up in class. I took for granted that my parents were supportive and available, though I still felt embarrassed by them. The love between this mother and daughter is amazing. I am impressed by the daughter's maturity and compassion. We all have a lot to learn from her example.
I am blogging my thoughts on teaching math and on promoting social, emotional wellness among my students and colleagues. I am a fan of having students create digital portfolios in math, and I am blogging about what I am learning along the way.