education

Why You Need to Watch “Thirteen Reasons Why”

I’ve seen the blog posts, the angry mothers, and the social media rants. Perhaps you have too. But when I actually looked into why parents were disgruntled over the new Netflix series Thirteen Reasons Why, I was a bit dumbfounded. As you know, I’m not an expert on the issue, but I am an educator… Continue reading Why You Need to Watch “Thirteen Reasons Why”

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Is it Funny?

The PSA played on screen front and center. Teen dating abuse is real, it doesn’t get better. Laughter arose from the corner, and then from the back. What is so funny? What skill can you possibly lack. The girl on the screen cried over sexting gone wrong. The girls in the audience laughed loud and… Continue reading Is it Funny?

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Why Should I Care?

It’s always good to have an honest friend. You know, that one who doesn’t filter their thoughts and simply says it as it is. This particular friend said to me, “Why should I care?” And he got me to thinking. He wasn’t necessarily talking about domestic violence, but he struck a chord with me. Why… Continue reading Why Should I Care?