One of my close friends works at a school where the environment is simply stated, toxic. At any moment, I can begin to explain my complaints about my current place of employment, as I am sure everyone can. When I am on the listening end of her opening up, I am quickly reminded that I … Continue reading We Need Flexibility
I fought just the idea of having my groceries delivered for far too long. So many immediate objections. The idea of having to pay to pay to get groceries is frustrating. The markup on all of the prices. The inability to pick your own produce. Now, I have them delivered at least once a month. … Continue reading Too Lazy to Shop
I've been fortunate enough to attend many professional development sessions, seminars, and conferences over the years. While I listened to Dr. Bob Evans I was struck by something that he said. 'All professional development seems to add to your list of things to do'. He was right. I am constantly taking notes over things I … Continue reading Things I Need to Stop Doing As a Teacher
I had two goals-- key lime pie, and dinner because I wouldn't allow my adulting self to have key lime pie for dinner.
The teachers facilitating the education of Silicon Valley students are no different. They don't command the pay of the "haves" employed by the tech giants.
This! Sadly, I had never heard these words until Angie Thomas repeated them at Teen Book Con 2017. I was instantly a fan as her book The Hate U Give served as a mirror I had never seen in books.
I love watching people do things they love. The passion for their craft inspires me.
I have a renewed mission to seek ways to provide my dear learning partners with choice. Sometimes, when it is successful-- and it isn’t always successful-- it gives me teacher life.
I have been working toward publishing something on this site for months now. My lack of publishing was not due to a lack of ideas; I have plenty. There is no lack of voice. I have so much, maybe too much, to say about everything. Yet, here I am. It has been months, and I … Continue reading Vulnerability
I've been wanting to do this for a long time, because it feels like this path I've chosen has given me so much. There is such a sense of immense pleasure and privilege being a teacher. I am allowed to build amazing relationships with students. Guiding them through the lighter things-- should I invite so-and-so … Continue reading Why This?