A Little Hindsight on this December Morning

As a teacher, there were more times than I care to admit that I felt I wasn't enough.  There were times I felt I wasn't making a difference.There were times I questioned why I was even teaching.There were times I just felt less than.You know—not as good as. Like I should be doing more. Like I should be…

A Few Things I’ve Noticed Since Changing Latitude

Neenah 44.1858° N, 88.4626° W Columbus 32.4610° N, 84.9877° W Longitudinally speaking, not much separating the two. Unless, of course, you examine the whole time zone thing. Columbus—eastern time zone. Neenah—central. Thing is, the central time zone is just a hop, skip and jump away. Yep. Right across the Chattahoochee River. (So maybe not a hop, skip,…

To Teach, or Not to Teach?

You know those people who have ALWAYS known they wanted to be a teacher? Yeah...well...I'm not one of them. Oh, I'm not saying I didn't do my fair share of playing school when I was younger. My dolls Lolly, Pixie, and Annabelle frequently joined my stuffed teddy bear Teddy, and sock monkey Charlie, behind shoe…

I Wasn’t the Fun Parent and I’m Not the Fun Teacher

What. A. Week. Friday was a long time coming. There were moments (several of them, actually) when I seriously wondered if I was going to make it to the weekend. The week started out well. My Monday and Tuesday were the kind of days teachers dream about. My 6th graders were creating blogs and begging…

Just Another (Whiny) Post Rambling About Everything and Nothing

So, here I am, sitting at home on this dreary Tuesday afternoon thinking I need to write something. Anything. Truth be told, there is a lot on my mind I could write about: I could write about the tragedy in Parkland, Florida. I could write about the 'new' diet I saw this morning on Good Morning,…