There is a natural consequence for every action. Like, if I wear sunscreen, my chances of getting skin cancer decrease. YAY FOR ME! On the flip side, if I eat Big Macs every day, I'm gonna need leggier leggings, not to mention roomier arteries. BOO FOR ME! Now, imagine a world where my Big Mac ... » Learn More about 7 Examples of Where Natural Consequences are Missing in Schools
Sometimes, the things I write are published on Bored Teachers. Like this piece, 5 unique ways teachers can earn PD hours. Other times, though, the things I write are too...what? Controversial? Over-the-top? Inappropriate? Whatever the word, sometimes the things I write don't sit well with my Bored ... » Learn More about I’m Sorry, You Make How Much for Doing WHAT?!
A weird thing happened at the beginning of the pandemic. If only for a brief moment in time, it seemed like the rest of the world appreciated teachers. Parents almost--DARE I SAY!--respected us! But, as per usual, teachers quickly went from hero to zero as the pandemic wore on and frustrated ... » Learn More about Before Freaking the Freak Out on Your Kid’s Teacher, Consider These 5 Things…
My six-year-old is painfully shy. She prefers to avoid eye contact at all costs and believes a smile is earned, not owed. Even here at home, she's a stage 5 clinger, requiring constant physical contact. Part of me loves it because awwwww, my baby! But I also recognize how having me at her beck and ... » Learn More about Dance Like Nobody…at This Parade is Watching
This post is sponsored by The Allstate Foundation. All opinions are my own. This November ushers in my 40th year on the planet. When I recall some of my best times, those beloved teenage years immediately come rushing back. Turning 13 was exhilarating! Turning 16 was freedom! Turning 18 ... » Learn More about I Forgot How Hard It Is Being a Teenager