So, I am sitting here in my classroom alone... thinking. Two months ago, this room was packed with teenagers. Students who came in every morning to say hello... students who ate their lunch here for a bit of conversation... students who laughed, cried, complained, cheered... students who took up space in this room with their… Continue reading Now What?
To my amazing choir students: When this school year began, I told you that I hoped this year would be epic. I encouraged the 2020 Seniors to leave a legacy. I wanted this year to be one to remember. Well, kids.. this is not at ALL what I imagined! From the very start, this year… Continue reading An Open Letter To My Students
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
‘Tis the season for giving! Over the last few weeks, I have posted a few articles about holiday gifting ideas. Whether it is something small that is a person’s favorite thing, or a gift created by a local maker, there are so many unique ways to show people you are thinking of them at the… Continue reading Gifts That Teachers Love
A rare photo of the offending eye, making me look like a crazy lady... You know, on this Body Positive road I have been walking, I have learned to embrace and love most of what makes me, me. I can look at my Plus Size body and love it for the space it takes up… Continue reading The Girl With The Wonky Eyeball
My new teacher bag is beautiful and custom designed! I am a girl who likes to be prepared for anything. My handbags often border on being luggage. People raise an eyebrow and ask if I am carrying a few bricks with me. It's like a Mary Poppins bag of treasures. I just like to carry… Continue reading What’s In My Teacher Bag?
It's finally upon us... the last day of school! After ten months of getting up at 4:45 AM, countless after school rehearsals, entertaining almost two hundred students aged thirteen to eighteen for eight hours a day, grading papers, preparing for competitions, weekends filled with school tasks, and putting on numerous performances, it is finally time… Continue reading The Last Day Of School