I gotta say, students have really upped their excuse game. They come up with some amazing reasons for why they aren't able to do their work, and especially in the virtual world, they're able to blame technology for basically everything: couldn't connect to my class couldn't log in the link to ... » Learn More about Reasons My Students Aren’t Doing Their Work
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.
When my oldest finished his first year of preschool, he brought home a nugget of wisdom I've used time and time again. The phrase, "Zip it, lock it, put it in your pocket" is a kid-friendly way to say SHUT YER FACE HOLE. Really, it's the gift that keeps on giving. As educators, pillars of the ... » Learn More about What We Say vs. What We Think: Teacher Edition
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
True story: a colleague once came to work drunk. Please recall that I am a teacher. Which means: a teacher came to school drunk. And students saw. And then they asked a trillion and six questions. Then administration was put on alert. The teacher wasn't suspended or even fired and the rest of ... » Learn More about When You Want To Punch Your Colleague…
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