Yes, hello! I did a very professional adult thing and got to travel for work. On an airplane. All by myself. To those of you rolling your eyes because omg so what?, move along. This story is for those of us who hear the phrase "flying solo" and immediately began sweating. This is also for anyone who ... » Learn More about Academic Success, Hushpuppies, & Feet
Working From Home
I believe it was Mister Rogers' mother who advised we should look for the helpers in the midst of tough times. With current, devastating hits to the economy, education, small businesses, and our sewage systems (stop flushing your Clorox wipes, dummies), I certainly consider these times ... » Learn More about So You’re Moving to Distance Learning, Eh? I’d Love to Help!
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!
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