When I traded in my first car for an upgrade, I got misty-eyed. When my husband and I sold our first home, I cried on the way to our new one. Even when I pitch an old mascara, I'm inclined to yell, YOU'RE MY BOY, BLUE! My issues run deep. There's just something about endings that make me weepy, and ... » Learn More about Why End of School Goodbye’s Make Me Teary
We Are Teachers
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 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
Lots of local pals read my blog. I tell you that not to toot my own horn, but to explain why I can't name names or go into too much detail regarding a situation that absolutely should have had--AND STILL SHOULD HAVE--legal ramifications because of the absolute lunacy and ... » Learn More about When Things Fall Apart: The Abuse of School Board Power