When Hannah, my editor at We Are Teachers, asked if I'd be interested in writing a funny piece about how we teacher-parents have the potential to be our kids' teachers' worst nightmare, I laughed aloud at my computer. How could I possibly relate to obsessing over my kids' grades or being in constant ... » Learn More about Teacher-Parents: Teachers’ Worst Nightmares?
I'm a WAHM mother of three and a teacher of many. Doing my job (and career) all in the same space at the same time means many cups of coffee and a messy home, but I really do have the best of both worlds.
I didn't have my own classroom at my previous brick and mortar teaching job. I hated every second of the traveling, mostly because I had cankles and could barely see my feet over my pregnant belly, but also because I don't like to share. One of my colleagues actually counted his pencils after I had ... » Learn More about 5 Things I Miss About My Traditional Teaching Gig
Valley High School: my first full-time teaching gig, my first true love. My colleagues and I were passionate about our low-income school where the free and reduced lunches and special education population were twice the size of those in neighboring districts. It was an uphill battle, but varied ... » Learn More about 6 Secrets of Successful Co-Teaching
If, like president-elect Trump (I have one more day to say that don't ruin it), I had $20 billion to throw at education reform, I'd slip education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos a few dollars so she could buy herself a friggin' clue. If Ms. DeVos thinks she'll be saving the American education system ... » Learn More about Betsy DeVos: Lots of money + zero experience = hot mess
The year was 2009. I had given birth to my blue-eyed baby boy and was contemplating returning to the classroom full-time. The thought of leaving my little angel (and of having to shower before 6am) was daunting, so during an early morning feeding, I Googled "teach from home" and was surprised that ... » Learn More about Things I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming a WAHM