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…

Today I Cried

Today I cried at school. Curious? Perhaps you're thinking I dealt with an irate parent. Or possibly an unruly student. Nope. Neither one of those. Please allow me to back up a bit, and explain. Many years ago, someone (and someone in the field of education, mind you) told me that those who are passionate about kids…

Mission Accomplished

I set a goal for myself this summer. My goal was to love yoga. Not just attend a class, but to become enamored of it. (Go big or go home!) I had developed an opinion about yoga many years ago when I was taking a fitness certification class, and was obligated to give it a try.…

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…

Finding My Focus

FOCUS! Being a teacher, I'm sure you can  imagine the number of times I authoritatively speak this word throughout the course of my day. You know..."[Insert name of student here], focus!" Seems to be my mantra on occasion. But now, the tables are turned.  And it's not as much fun. I must focus. After years (yes, years) of studying and analyzing…