“Fighting the Shadows” on Sad Girls Club Lit

My creative nonfiction piece “Fighting the Shadows” was published on the online literary magazine, Sad Girls Club Lit. You can access it here: https://www.sadgirlsclublit.com/post/fighting-the-shadows-pauline-hawkins Also, Michael J. invited me to be on his live-stream show to read the piece and discuss it. You can access the recording here: https://fb.watch/1BjvcSjqS_/

Story Time: For I Am Yours

For story time, I read my book For I Am Yours. Hope it helps. Enjoy! For more information on For I Am Yours, go to https://paulinehawkinsdotcom.wordpress.com/booksbypaulinehawkins/ Subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHDrPbEAN1fNpBLbSIsMnqw?view_as=subscriber Listen to other Story Time with Pauline and Chico videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqCLO4EplxNk48JpOFNNF80G0wE6gFRUK

One of many stories

Thursday, March 12: When I woke up Thursday morning, I decided to self-isolate. I woke up with a heaviness in my chest, like someone was sitting on it. I also had a sore throat and a dry cough. I checked my temperature and it was normal. I have not been overseas and have not knowinglyContinue reading “One of many stories”

Aging Gracefully with Alexandra Chan and Courtney Daniel

March 8, 2020 All In with Pauline Hawkins For International Women’s Day, Alexandra Chan and Courtney Daniel return to the show to join me in conversation about aging, letting go, nurturing your inner child, self-healing, raising boys, moving on, and saying no. Three songs that we brought to help us talk about our journey: 1stContinue reading “Aging Gracefully with Alexandra Chan and Courtney Daniel”

Fear, Freedom, and Improv with Joanne Brokaw

January 26, 2020 All In with Pauline Hawkins Joanne Brokaw is an award-winning writer, improvisor, and the author of two books: What the Dog Said, and other adventures in everyday life, and most recently, Suddenly Stardust: A memoir (of sorts) about fear, freedom & improv. Despite her list of creative accomplishments, for most of herContinue reading “Fear, Freedom, and Improv with Joanne Brokaw”

The Next Right Thing with Amanda Woods

January 12, 2020 All In with Pauline Hawkins Amanda Woods joins me again to talk about her children’s books: The Robot and the Ballerina and I love You to Planet Peas and Carrots; running the marketing and business end of Wiggly Bridge Distillery; the foundation she is starting with self-publishing; and the work she doesContinue reading “The Next Right Thing with Amanda Woods”

A book for everyone

I’ve been rereading Uncommon Core in preparation for planning out my next book, and I have to tell you, it’s giving me the feels. I’ve cried through every chapter, remembering the connection I had with my students and the lessons we learned from each other. In some ways, it’s a hard book to market becauseContinue reading “A book for everyone”

Going All In in 2020 with Molly Campbell

January 5, 2020 All In with Pauline Hawkins Molly Campbell, UNH Lecturer and dear friend, joins me to have a new year/all in conversation. There’s such a pull at the beginning of a new year to make New Year’s Resolutions, but so many of us struggle with sticking with it. So Molly and I wantedContinue reading “Going All In in 2020 with Molly Campbell”

What if…

Some thoughts to consider for the new year. What if we stopped expecting schools to protect our children from the world and started teaching our children to be better for the world? What if we stopped removing obstacles from our children’s paths and let them experience the strength that comes from overcoming them? What ifContinue reading “What if…”

Questions about my Animal Farm Social Experiment

It’s interesting how many teachers email me about a post I wrote six years ago, Animal Farm Lessons. People can read it at HuffPost or in my book Uncommon Core, so it’s easy to find it if they are looking for lesson plans for Animal Farm. Today, I spent some time answering these questions: 1.Continue reading “Questions about my Animal Farm Social Experiment”