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…

One for the Books

A friend of mine recently requested a "good first book" for someone thinking about becoming vegetarian/vegan. Well, that got me more than a little bit excited. I couldn't wait to get home and start browsing through my collection. (And for those of you who have no desire to cross over to the dark (vegan) side, no…

Change

I enjoy change. Take season changes, for example. Right now, I'm looking forward to the first snowfall of the season, a blanket of sparkling snow to brighten up the dreary November landscape. And I ask you, what could be better than sitting by a fire, cuddled up in a cozy fleece blanket, sipping tea, and reading John Grisham? Exactly. I…