My Education Experience

Friday, June 30, 2017

Dropping the Book

As a little kid, Brian Gabber was a wound up little fellow. During my tutoring sessions, to get him to stay still and listen and do his work was a challenge. We were sitting on the chairs at his kitchen counter. These were the high chair type when Brian flung himself off of it onto the floor. He was... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Five Weeks Is Forever

Spring/Summer 1997. Toward the end of fifth grade, my best friend at the time, Fred, had some news for me. "I'm going to be going to Iran for five weeks during the middle of the summer," he told me. Five weeks without my best friend? That felt like an eternity to the twelve-year-old at the time!... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Kanner Coke

Mrs. Kanner was a match teacher at the K through 8 school that I attended. There were times in class when she would take out a $1 bill and ask a student to go to the faculty lounge to get her a soda. There was one funny moment where Davey went there only to get greeted with a "What the hell are you... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 9, 2017


"Let's play Marco Polo," I said to Ann and her best friend at the time Tamara. The timing is Summer 1997. "Okay," they both said. "I'll be it," I said. With eyes wide open, I said, "Marco." I expected the two of them to either laugh it off or furiously tell me that I was cheating. Instead, they both... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Lunch Debit

Spring 1994. The entire second grade convened in the cafeteria for an assembly. That was odd to me. Never before had we had an assembly in the cafetria. We had assemblies before - plenty of them - but those included the entire school. "Next week, we're going to roll out debit cards," Mrs. guidance... Sign in to see full entry.

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