Other Stuff, Teaching

If I Could Turn Back Time… Lessons Learned In Twenty Years Of Teaching

Do you ever wish that you owned a time machine? You know, a way to go back and give yourself sage advice. Maybe you want to stop yourself from making a decision that you know would help avoid pain and trouble along the way. Perhaps you want to tell yourself to avoid taking that job… Continue reading If I Could Turn Back Time… Lessons Learned In Twenty Years Of Teaching

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Wisdom From My Grandparents (And Why Saving Old School Papers Can Be Important)

** This is a story I published in April 2012, shortly after my Grammy died from a battle with lung cancer. At that time, I was preparing to take my students to sing in New York City. As we prepare for that trip again, she is in the forefront of my heart. How I miss… Continue reading Wisdom From My Grandparents (And Why Saving Old School Papers Can Be Important)

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Trying New Stuff: Period Panties

Warning: This post contains material that can be uncomfortable for some readers. Periods. Panties. Reality. Reader discretion is advised. (Rolls eyes and continues to type.) If you stick with me, I have a referral discount at the end. I am a girl. I have a period. In fact, I have been having a period every… Continue reading Trying New Stuff: Period Panties

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Body Positive Book Review: There’s Something About Sweetie

One of my favorite parts of my day is having lunch in the school library. Not only do I get to catch up with one of my closest friends, who happens to be the librarian, but I get to be surrounded by hundreds of wonderful stories. I love that I can take first dibs on… Continue reading Body Positive Book Review: There’s Something About Sweetie