Before popping out three kiddos that shared my DNA, I referred to my English students as "my kids." Pretty fitting since my students really did prepare me for motherhood. I learned a lot of important lessons in the classroom that eventually translated into my home. Like the time I was as all ... » Learn More about 7 Ways My Students Prepared Me for Motherhood
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.
This time of the year is hella busy for anyone in education. End of the year assessments, wrapping up graduation requirements, administrative stuff I don't pretend to understand. Students who've been statues since September suddenly come to life with concerns about their grades. Those statues' ... » Learn More about How I Offended Librarians Everywhere and One “Guidance Counselor”
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