Here are photos from this year’s MASE Christmas pageant.
Here’s a lesser-known Christmas story that I like to share with my students. No other time of the year evinces sappy nostalgia like Christmastime. We always return to the classics, whether it’s Bing Crosby or Tiny Tim or the Grinch. Every year I ask my students what their favorite stories of the season are, and […]
I tried reading Persuasion. I really did. I am aware that I have blind spots in my education, and I feel more than a little bit of anxiety about the fact that I haven’t read everything that I wish I had. Consequently, when I have some time to read, I go to the bookstore and […]
This Saturday was the Memphis Marathon to benefit St. Jude’s Research Hospital, and students from MASE were there to cheer the runners on. For the third year in a row, my school has operated a cheer station along the route of the Memphis marathon. Wanda Shaw, the Spanish teacher at MASE, has devoted her time […]
This photograph, taken in the 1850s, may be only the second known image of the reclusive American poet. In a letter to her friend, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Emily Dickinson described her personal appearance with these lines: “[I] am small, like the Wren, and my hair is bold, like the Chestnut bur–and my eyes, like the Sherry […]