I'm so glad you're here, because we need to have a talk. A talk that no one is having often enough, about the fact that parenting and teaching are both crazy hard. A talk where we stop pretending that it's easy and we've got it all figured out, or being all serious and judgy about everything.
As a teacher, I can’t help but notice something wrong with the general conversation about raising and educating kids. Why does there seem to be this unnecessary disconnect between school and home? Why such a huge gap between what’s actually going on in schools, and what parents think or expect is going on in schools? Why does it seem that teachers and parents are often not even talking about the same child when discussing a student? Something is missing. I feel we’ve failed somehow as teachers to represent ourselves and what happens in the classroom accurately. We’ve all lost the truth and the ability to see each other as a community somewhere in the exhaustion and politics of education, and I think an honest conversation would start to change that.
So I've decided to invite you in. Come sit down, have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, and let's get real. I want this to be a space where we talk about everything from current events in education, to tips on how to get your child to put pants on without an argument every single morning. I want to make teachers' and parents' lives easier while finding common ground. I want to discuss literacy, bullying, and controversial topics right alongside boogers, recess, and homework. We will courageously and often hilariously discuss it all, because the truth is disarming, and the truth of the matter is we’re sometimes just afraid to have a frank discussion with each other about what matters most, the kids.