Teaching Baltimore

May 4, 2015

Today I’m honored to be sharing a story at the online version of The Atlantic.

And at least for a bit there, it was the top story!


It’s all about what happened when my students planned a trip to Baltimore within weeks of the Baltimore protests and riots. I hope you’ll be impressed with what my students learned.

Follow me @launawrites on Twitter for further updates as we decide the fate of the trip!


Sitting with the Chaos

September 24, 2014

Today at Rewireme.com I have a book review of Krissy Pozatek’s new book, Brave Parenting.

She reminds us, once again, that kids need just the right level of challenge to thrive and to become emotionally resilient. Drawing on the lessons of Buddhist practice, she reminds us that it is our bravery as parents — letting kids struggle and face challenge — that allows our children to be brave.

My review also stars my own great-grandmother, Bertha Krueger.  Hope you enjoy.