I know I’ve saved the majority of posts on this blog for educational purposes, but I was typing a response to a group of Christian educators, and it turned out much longer than I intended it to be. I watched this video, and I was inspired to write my response below. I’ve been tripping myself lately — procrastination, perfectionism, not… Read more »
After months and months of sitting on this domain, thinking about what I was going to do with it, procrastination and more procrastination, I’ve finally migrated my content from my old wordpress.com site, and here we are! I know almost every post in this blog of mine says things like “I’m sorry I haven’t written in a long time…” or… Read more »
An ending, a beginning and the whirlwind in between!
Hi readers. Loads and loads going on here in my world. I’m going through the highs and lows of the third quarter slump. For those of you non-teachers who may be reading this, the third quarter (at least, at our school) seems to be the longest stretch of the school year, with not very many breaks. We had MLK, Jr…. Read more »
Hi everybody! School has started again, and we have two days down… boy, am I exhausted! But, it’s a good exhausted. Our classroom has been abuzz for the last two days. I “stole” an idea for my room this year from one of the blog posts over at Edutopia. The biggest thing I pulled from that post was the concept… Read more »
Walk with me back to 2005, when I was a novice teacher. I wrote a devotion. I’m not sure what it was for–maybe it was for my 8th graders, or maybe it was for the teacher. (I’m leaning toward the former.) I am cleaning out old files, and I found it as I was tossing things from my filing cabinet… Read more »
The title of this post is what my mother said to me when I used FaceTime to call her and wish her a happy Mother’s Day. (My mom and mother-in-law both live over 7 hours away from where my husband and I live, so it wasn’t possible for us to get away for the weekend.) What she said was true,… Read more »
Having a dead blog, a blog that hasn’t been updated in over a month, is worse than no blog at all. -Eric Dye, http://churchm.ag/church-blog/ Blessed Easter season to you all! It has been quite a month and a half here for us at school. We are in the final weekend of preparing for our musical, Cinderella Kids. We made it through the… Read more »
I hope everyone had a great weekend! I spent most of my time correcting/grading papers and reading the book The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman. It’s a bit outdated, but the concept is this: if an object needs directions or labeling, it’s poorly designed! I chuckled at his comments on how “someday” we will have appointment calendars and… Read more »
In one month, it will be a year since we got engaged. In five months, a year since we married. I love him so, and I stare at the beautiful gifts he gave me and think of him fondly.