When a sophomore boy came crashing backpack first through my classroom window, I was standing inches from the rainstorm of glass. Completely unscathed, the student and his friends ran snickering from the scene. Shattered debris had destroyed the reading nook I'd created with my own money and high ... » Learn More about What’s the Secret?
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.
When I began my teaching career, I had the benefit of working alongside one of the most brilliant, forward-thinking minds to ever grace a classroom. My mentor and pal, Beth, lives to challenge her students to think, and from her passion transpired an opportunity to move them beyond reading and ... » Learn More about A Lesson in Gender Fluidity or Tolerance?
My first teaching gig was my absolute favorite. It was challenging and I went home in tears some days, but anything worth doing makes you cry, right? Just pretend. Though it has been longer than I'd care to admit since I was a Valley Viking, my relationships with former ... » Learn More about Epic January
All teachers have had those students who can learn but simply choose not to. We've witnessed wasted beautiful minds, nonchalance of talent, and the refusal of effort. It is absolutely maddening; those students have the ability, but for whatever reason, their fire hasn't been ignited. As educators, ... » Learn More about Be That Match
Cyber school, or online learning, has the potential to provide a solid education to students who wouldn't otherwise receive one. I've had students enrolled in my virtual classroom for reasons ranging from medical issues to a crazy busy schedule of training to become a professional ballerina! ... » Learn More about Is Your Student a Good Candidate for Online Learning?