My first teaching gig wasn't easy. The first year was especially daunting what with a boy being thrown through the glass of my classroom door and all. I huddled around the "haters" (teachers who hated their jobs and, clearly, our students) in the Faculty Lounge, contributing to the bitch sessions ... » Learn More about That Kind of Teacher
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.
Last year, when it was a mere mom obsession, I began the grueling and emotional toil of whether or not to send my son to Kindergarten "on time." I put on time in quotes because, technically, no child in Pennsylvania is required to attend Kindergarten. That said, all three of my kids will go, and the ... » Learn More about My Son Will Not Start Kindergarten On Time
We used to be tight. Close-knit. We understood one another. And then I got to high school and everything changed. There was a distance between us, unspoken but obvious. I tried to pretend like nothing was wrong, but night after night, I cried to my dad that I just didn't understand why things had to ... » Learn More about What Does One Billion Look Like?
A couple of months ago, I wrote a post about why I will never homeschool my kids. From the backlash that resulted, you woulda thought I punched a puppy. Goodness are some people touchy, also terrible readers. In the very beginning of my piece, I plainly stated that I have nothing against ... » Learn More about I’m Validating My Neighbor
Am I morally opposed to homeschooling? No. Do I think I would be good at homeschooling my kids? No. Are my kids better off learning each subject area from certified, experienced teachers? Yes. Do my lack of patience and shoddy mathematical ability impact my decision to not ... » Learn More about Why I Will Never Homeschool My Kids