With my long commute (over an hour, sometimes two!) across town in the mornings and home, I decided to listen to podcasts last year. I was … Continue reading (March SOL) Podcasts igniting my mind
“Who knew raising children was hard?!” “I sure didn’t as a teacher and after school nanny!” Said no one ever.. I could always see how difficult and taxing having a job and being a parent can be from observing the … Continue reading (March SOL) Easy, breezy beautiful…children
This year has been tough with the cost of living outweighing my incoming paychecks at times, but I think the “universe nymphs” have decided that I have taken my toll with stress in the past few months. This week my … Continue reading Figuring out finances
I amt typing this sfor speed not acfraucy (5.21 seconds) I am typing this for accuracy, not speed. (9.55 seconds) my students think speed is better … Continue reading The Tell-All About Typing
I always start my Christmas shopping at Black Friday because the sales do not have to only benefit me. Lower prices = more gifts I can … Continue reading Hankering for the Holidays
In grad school, I was lucky enough to have an amazing writing class which taught us the ins and outs of Lucy Calkins’ program. I instantly fell in love with wanting to teach this way – there are conferences with … Continue reading What’s happening with Writing?
Wow, the first two weeks flew by! They weren’t complete 5-day weeks (the first one was only 3 days, and last week was 4) – this week is also a short one due to Rosh Hashanah. Just as I start … Continue reading Third Week with Third Grade!
My school has a two week summer training/bonding experience that leads up to the first day back. Today marks the last day of the first week – there have definitely been laughs and new connections 🙂 I am now in … Continue reading Hit the ground running!
When school was over, parents and other teachers were asking what I was doing over the summer…my answer was quite a boring one – “I don’t know, working probably.” I know there are many teachers who end up working during the … Continue reading Summertime “Sadness”
During the last week of school, a Hidden Brain episode called “When Everything Clicks” appeared in my downloads. It was very interesting as an educator and got me thinking about the techniques that were being discussed. Please listen to the podcast yourself … Continue reading Click, Clack, Teach! (Using a clicker on humans?)