Monday marked the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, and I'm both excited and petrified. That's normal, right? I am by no means a first year teacher, but with four preps, two of which I've never taught before, I'm starting to feel the panic that every first year teacher inevitably feels. What if I don't… Continue reading Back to School Thoughts
I Wish My Students Knew: A Poem
There are things we tell our students, and there are things we don’t.
“No More Silence; End Gun Violence”
No more silence; end gun violence.
It’s the Final Countdown
I'm not big on making New Years' resolutions. In my experience, they last until about February when real life comes knocking and things get busy again, leaving the resolutions tucked away in a drawer forgotten and unresolved for another year. Over the past year, I have been pontificating about what has changed since I moved… Continue reading It’s the Final Countdown
Girl Meets Boy Meets World
Chaos: A Poem
After work on this beautiful Monday, I came home and wanted nothing more than to relax and unwind. Instead, I began to peruse my computer files for an academic paper I may be able to publish for my own vain writer's interest, and I stumbled across two things -- the first was a terrifying insight into… Continue reading Chaos: A Poem