As I “feel” (rather than think) about today, and these first few weeks of year three as a high school English teacher, I feel vanilla … neutral … blah … very little. It’s a first. My first two years I had to focus my efforts on not feeling … not feeling wounded each time a … More Move Me
We’ve all felt that moment – that time when you’re on the receiving end of: You don’t know that? Or, you don’t know what that means? In fact, just this past weekend, I was in the car and one of my friends used the term: nouveau riche, followed by: you know what that means, right? … More Embracing Uncertainty
Recently, I’ve been taking an online course on “Blended Learning”, as our school has recently moved to a 1-to-1 platform, and I thought it would be beneficial to take some serious [summer] time to reflect on how not only to incorporate technology in my classroom, but to reflect on the pedagogical implications. This course introduced … More Autonomy & Motivation
Currently, there is a lot of talk as to how to improve our education system. Some argue that we are behind the times, and I would agree. Some argue that we don’t have enough talented teachers with our children, and I would agree. Some argue that there should be a longer school year, and I … More The Best of the Best
It happened again. I was at a senior’s open house graduation party when a parent asked me where I went to school. I briefly detailed my education history, ending with obtaining my masters in rhetoric and composition. The parent raised their eyebrows and said, “Why are you here, then? I mean … how much do … More Why Are You Here?