Slightly Plural

"Last time this bend in the river was shady and swift, but a downed branch makes a quiet corner away from the current where life, slow and abundant, flourished… More

Lines Drawn

A series of illustrations, by parents and teachers, on negotiating the responsibility of caring for children in an era of continued school shootings. More

Drilled

I asked the director of College Mental Health Services for advice on leading a classroom discussion on Parkland...  More

Gun Climate

My son snored next to me while I read ... “All classes and activities have been cancelled. We are investigating a potentially serious threat made against the campus and… More

We Could

In 2012 I had my own class of first graders at a small private school just outside Washington, D.C. On December 14 of that same year, 20 first graders… More

How Not to Draw Guns

Boys will sometimes ask how to draw a gun. In 10 years of teaching comics, a girl has never asked. Boys even ask me this in classrooms once occupied… More

False Choice

My daughter has had many stellar teachers, the kind who would put their kids' safety before their own. I can't stand the thought of those teachers acting as human… More

School Premises

I am acutely aware of how easy it might be for someone with a gun to cause the most atrocious of horrors despite the school's commendable efforts... More

Window

I am an English professor. I encourage my students to approach language as a complex and faulty and therefore fascinating system of visual and lexical signs. Lately I find… More