Whenever someone contacts me about my writing, it's almost always because they think I'm selling sex (whencrazymeetSEXhaustion...ooopsie) or they're considering transitioning out of the traditional classroom like I did. Fortunately, spam filters work wonders. Over the years, I've written several ... » Learn More about If You’re Reconsidering the Classroom (or Just Wanna Make Extra Cash), This is for You!
Working From Home
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
The year was 2009. I had given birth to my blue-eyed baby boy and was contemplating returning to the classroom full-time. The thought of leaving my little angel (and of having to shower before 6am) was daunting, so during an early morning feeding, I Googled "teach from home" and was surprised that ... » Learn More about Things I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming a WAHM
When I started talking about the decision to leave the traditional classroom and teach online, so many ears perked up, and the questions came pouring in. That makes me think: There are more people like me who want to work in their sweatpants, and to that I say AMEN. Are we finally figuring out ... » Learn More about Thinking About Teaching Online? Read This First!
I feel like I've blathered on about this subject ad nauseam, but now my traditional vs. online teaching quips are being put to good use: I am writing a short series for the educational site We Are Teachers that chronicles my personal journey through the transition from brick-and-mortar buildings to ... » Learn More about Traditional vs. Online Teaching