De-Escalating an Early Morning Fight

Yesterday morning I was awakened by yelling and brazen threats coming from the mouth of my elderly neighbor.  We'll call him George.  George has a habit of picking fights with homeless men and women who - every so often - will come around to sift through the dumpsters for cans and food. Now before we… Continue reading De-Escalating an Early Morning Fight

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A Little Pep-Talk to the Self

It is often that I need to remind myself that I am worthy of happiness and that my being is not mutually exclusive from success.  After pulling myself from my graduate program, I have felt an almost constant urge to do more, to push myself harder, to be better than I am. Which sounds great,… Continue reading A Little Pep-Talk to the Self

Syllabi – The Treasure Maps of the Classroom

My experience with education has ranged from me having tutored, worked as a graduate teaching assistant, working as an SAT Instructor and of course, being a student myself.  One of the most important facets of the classes or tutoring sessions I have been fortunate enough to participate in, has been the syllabus. A road map… Continue reading Syllabi – The Treasure Maps of the Classroom

“A.K.A. CLouise” – A New Name

You are probably wondering what the new website's look is all about.  Most of the pages have changed, the layout and color scheme is different, and perhaps it even smells a bit fresh, like rosemary and mint on a summer's day? I have been doing some soul-searching with how I wanted to progress in this… Continue reading “A.K.A. CLouise” – A New Name