TBT Recollections of a High School Counselor: "Life in the Fishbowl" Are Teachers Targets?" 4/12

We’ve all read about instances where teachers have been reprimanded, suspended or even fired for statements, photos or ads they’ve posted on Facebook, a personal blog or even Craigslist, even though their work violates no laws and was posted on their own time outside their work day. There have also been several cases where teachers …

Saturday Night Live! 40 Years of Laughs, Gasps, Shrieks and Surprises!

Did you happen to watch the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Red Carpet Special last week? For SNL fans (and judging from the ratings there are gazillions) it was really quite the celebration, a three and a half hour, star-studded extravaganza! There were cast members past and present and a parade of former hosts, musical …

TBT Recollections of a High School Counselor: Let's Protect Our Children 2/12

I have to tell you, I’m appalled at what’s been going on at Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles. Until January 31st it was just one of many elementary school in LAUSD. Then all hell broke loose when 30 year, veteran teacher Mark Berndt was arrested and charged with committing lewd acts on 23  of his …

TBT Recollections of a High School Counselor: The Transgender Movement: Are You Ready for Change?

It seems that 2013 is certainly the year of the transgender. The whole transgender movement has taken over the spotlight that was once owned by the gay marriage issue. In just the last few months we’ve seen a transgender crowned homecoming queen at an Orange County high school, an army private convicted of espionage who …

"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother: Rest in Peace Bro"

I’m having a very bluesy Tuesday. I just can’t seem to get motivated. When my alarm went off this morning  I didn’t even bother to hit the snooze alarm like I normally do to get that extra few minutes of sleep. Instead I reached over and shut off the alarm, rolled over and went back …

TBT Recollections of a High School Counselor: "Responsibilities: We've All Got Em"

Responsibilities! We all have them some of us have more than others. To me responsibility is having direct control or authority over my actions or decisions and being held accountable for them.  I control them, I am the only one who can live up to them or shy away from them. We begin to learn …