What a Children’s Book Taught Me (and My Students) About Grief

Michelle Cuevas’s powerful children’s book, The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole, features prominently in my essay about navigating grief while preparing for my new role as an English teacher at North Country School. 

Independent School Magazine passed on my work with a personalized rejection and a website for school counselors ignored me altogether, so I pitched the piece to the Greater Good Science Center based at UC Berkeley. 

I’d been a huge fan of Greater Good for years before I attended their weeklong Summer Institute for Educators in 2015. Shout out to Family #11!! That experience transformed my personal and professional life. The organization’s articles, courses, and resources continue to help me shape my goals inside and outside the classroom.

You can read the essay here:

What a Children’s Book Taught Me (and My Students)

DECEMBER 2021: Yay for me! I made GGSC’s list (#4!!) of Best Education Articles of 2021

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