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
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.
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
Since I’m rarely seen leaving my house, people often ask what it is I do all day. You see, I suffer from the Throwback to the 1950s Syndrome where my contributions are constantly called into question because, like my maternal predecessors, I hold down the fort (and the toilet seat) behind closed ... » Learn More about A Day in the Life of a Work At Home Mom
My career as a high school English teacher began long before I attended college; I vividly remember lining up my stuffed animals (and my little brother) along the wall of my bedroom, instructing them on the finer points of writing. Courtesy of my little chalkboard and fancy colored chalk, I talked ... » Learn More about The Best of Both Worlds
Despite the popular belief that teachers spend their summers "gettin' paid for doin' nothin,'" many are actually revamping lessons, creating supplemental materials, and learning how to implement new and exciting tools into their classrooms. A couple of weeks ago, one of my fellow ... » Learn More about Twitter for Teachers