Surrendering: Fill-in-the-blank or Multiple Choice

Surrendering: Fill-in-the-blank or Multiple Choice

“Remember, we have a test next Friday.”  At least half a dozen hands shoot up and inevitably one of them will ask, “Is it going to be multiple choice?” As a teacher, I roll my eyes, but as a student, many of us take that sigh of relief when the teacher answers yes. Whew! We [...]

At My Wit’s End

At My Wit’s End

Two years ago, I had the worst school year of my career.  Like I-am-ready-to-find-a-new-career kind of year. If you follow me, you probably remember hearing about it.   The year progressed horribly for a host of reasons that probably can’t be blamed on one person or situation. I probably even carry some of the blame [...]

Here I am

Here I am

The number one thing on my bucket list is to write a book - preferably fiction, but the more I blog, the less that matters. I really don’t care if it is ever published (or that is what I tell myself), but I think it will be an awesome feeling of accomplishment to know I [...]

Reasons for Teachers to Hang On.

Reasons for Teachers to Hang On.

Well teachers, we are halfway through another year.  For some of you, you are counting down to retirement… but for the rest of us, we are still counting up. Regardless of where you stand on your teaching journey, I bet we all share one thing in common - we are tired.  Mentally. Physically. Emotionally. Tired. [...]