Family, Gratitude, Humor, motivation, Self reflection

Are you grateful? Are you sure? Do you have a leg to stand on?

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?

bloggers, Classroom, Education, Family, Gratitude, High School, Humor, Middle School, Secondary ELA, Secondary English, student needs, Teacher, Teacher Tribe, Teaching, Texas, Uncategorized

Yeah, I Saw That: The Crazy Stuff I’ve Seen Teachers Do

Teachers are insane. Factor in the public scrutiny, the low pay, the extra hours, the grading, and the enslavement to standardized testing, and you have to ask yourself what college-educated professional would sign up for that? Crazy ones, that's who. You would not believe some of the things I have seen teachers do in the… Continue reading Yeah, I Saw That: The Crazy Stuff I’ve Seen Teachers Do

adult friendships, Education, Gratitude, High School, Middle School, Secondary ELA, Secondary English, Self reflection, Teacher, Teacher Tribe, Teaching, Texas, Uncategorized

A Love Letter to my Teacher Tribe

Dear Teacher Tribe, It's the beginning of our 5th week of school, and there are a few things that you should know. For whatever reason, friends have become few and far between for me. Most of it is my own fault, some of it isn't. I've been told I hold people to too high a… Continue reading A Love Letter to my Teacher Tribe

Education, Gratitude, Humor, Middle School, Texas

It’s the Little Things- Teachers Prefer their Stuff a Certain Way

Teachers can be weird about their stuff. Lots of teachers only use certain kinds of pens. Some have to have two pieces of paper on the desk before they can write (guilty). You name it, we have preferences- dry erase markers, pencils, fonts we use, etc. Well my weirdness is customization. I love stuff that… Continue reading It’s the Little Things- Teachers Prefer their Stuff a Certain Way