Who Has Your Back?

This past week, I attended a conference on Reader's Workshop Structure in Secondary English. The presenter began by inquiring about our teaching beliefs. Then, she asked who the experts were that supported our beliefs. Dang! Very, very thought provoking. Arriving home that afternoon, I couldn't stop thinking about my beliefs and 'who had my back'. I couldn't wait to go out for a…

Staying True To Your Beliefs

I spent last week hiking in the Adirondacks! I seem to have the hands on hips pose down quite well, don't you think?   My husband and I dropped our girls off at school in New York, and then ventured north to visit my son, who spent his summer as a camp counselor near Lake…

What I Believe

As trite as it sounds, I believe that everything happens for a reason, and this belief  is what has helped me make sense of the struggles I've experienced in my life. It's easier to get through the tough stuff when you realize time will crystalize the message that was given to you, and make the experience meaningful and…