I usually use my blog to promote a TpT product or two. This is not one of those posts. Fall is a tough time for some teachers. There's the whole DEVOLSON thing (if you don't know what this is, look it up on Pinterest- you'll find some funny, and very true, stuff), plus the excitement… Continue reading Surviving the fall- and other tough tasks
This post is going to be a bit different. This post is about being grateful. It's about family. It's about fear. And it's about humor in the face of overwhelming odds. I have struggled with depression for quite some time. The problem is I have a great life. I have NOTHING to complain about. I… Continue reading Are you grateful? Are you sure? Do you have a leg to stand on?
On Sunday, I got a text message that I really didn't want to get. There are four ELA teachers at my small charter middle school. We are a funny group- three super, type A women, and one totally laid back, type B guy. He makes sure we don't spin out of control when plans don't… Continue reading Breaking up the Band- When a colleague has to leave the team
It's the beginning of January, and that only means one thing- time to pick your word of the year. When I first started seeing this trend, I felt like I was not being a good human. I pretty much just try to keep my head on straight most of the time, and all these people… Continue reading Word of the Year- LIT: Why It’s Perfect For Me
The calendar gods have played an evil trick on all of us. They made Thanksgiving early, so we have 4 weeks between breaks instead of three. What?! That must be why I'm in this funk. Seriously, this seems to be a teacher-wide, school-wide, state-wide, country-wide crisis. The after-Thanksgiving funk. Yes, I know we all shower… Continue reading Funky- But Not in a Good Way: The Fall Teacher Struggle is Real