Remembering Oscar

Remembering Oscar My dear precious Oscar is gone. It turns out he had advanced heart disease and a tumor. The vet said he was suffering and recommended he be put to sleep. He died in my arms held close and surrounded by love. If there is one thing I have taken away it...

NPHC in Argentina

New Members of The Not Perfect Hat Club say, “Hellllooooo!” (To watch the entire visit click HERE) This joyful picture captures 50 fifth graders at Colegio Newlands School in Buenos Aires saying hello at the start of my virtual visit on September 12, 2017....

The Mistify Girls

The story I’m about to share with you is true. It’s also a perfect illustration of why I cherish what I do. It was late January and still quite chilly when I arrived at South Elementary School in Mooresville, North Carolina. There I was enthusiastically welcomed by...

Going Awry

Audio version: https://soundcloud.com/critterkin-jena/going-awry How many of you have direct experience with of the old adage, “The best made plans of mice and men often go awry?” When it comes to teaching, I think that saying should be changed to read, “The best made...