Classroom, Classroom Management, Classroom Structure, Humor, Middle School, Secondary ELA, Secondary English, Teaching

The Results are In: Classroom Management is Scary

This past week I posted a survey on Facebook that asked just one question: What back to school topic concerns you the most? I was actually kind of shocked when I got my answer- classroom management. This got me thinking about how I felt about it. I recently wrote a blog post about this very… Continue reading The Results are In: Classroom Management is Scary

Education, High School, Humor, Middle School, Teacher, Teacher Tribe, Teaching, Texas

Should You Stay, or Should You Go?- Addressing the Debate Over Teacher Attrition

It's been a minute since I've posted. I took a short trip to anxiety town, and then I took my youngest to see my mom. I'd much rather visit my mom than relive the anxiety that has been haunting me. Anywho, I digress. What I really want to talk about is something that I'm seeing… Continue reading Should You Stay, or Should You Go?- Addressing the Debate Over Teacher Attrition

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?

Education, Humor, Lesson Planning, Middle School, Sarcasm, Secondary ELA, Secondary English, Teaching, Texas, Uncategorized

Who’s ready for next year? This girl!

Look at them! Aren't they beautiful? This picture is the culmination of WEEKS of work. First the outlining. Then the writing out plans, rearranging plans, and solidifying plans. Then the organization of the lessons into to the binders according to the plans. I started by curating all the cool ideas that I had seen on… Continue reading Who’s ready for next year? This girl!

bloggers, Education, Humor, Middle School, Secondary ELA, Secondary English, Teaching, Texas, Uncategorized

Finding the Right Match- Going through the interview process

It's hard to interview when there are no applicants! Let me tell you a little about my wonderful school. We are the middle school campus of a charter school. We have about 500 kids in 6th-9th grades, and we cap most of our classes at 25, but we've had to go as high as 27.… Continue reading Finding the Right Match- Going through the interview process