50

Yep. It's official. It happened. The world has now been graced with my presence for over 50 years. ('Over' meaning I meant to get this posted on my birthday, but I didn't.) You're very welcome, btw. So in honor of that milestone birthday, I was thinking about all the possibilities..what words of wisdom could I bestow…

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Hello, Summer!

Poetry Anthologies graded. Field trip survived. Report card comments written. File folders emptied. Google Docs organized. Classroom rearranged. Storage closet cleaned. Goodbyes spoken. Coworkers hugged. Summer. Today is my third day of vacation, and although I was anxiously anticipating time to write, I've been procrastinating. I believe it's God's way of allowing me to empathize with my…

There’s Only One You (Or…worst title EVER.)

Finally. It’s poetry time. Now I realize the calendar says May, and April is officially poetry month, but whoever made that decision didn’t realize there are pacing guides to be followed. I simply could not begin poetry until Informational Writing had been taught, practiced, and assessed. And that didn’t happen until the beginning of May. And…

Well, I Made It

...but barely. School started this past Monday. And sure enough, even though students would not arrive until this coming Tuesday, I went to bed Sunday night with that "Sunday night" feeling. I think all professions experience it. ...pretty sure it's not just a special feeling reserved for those in the educational world. But it certainly is…

What Does Healthy “Look” Like?

"You must be having a great summer! You look so healthy!" The words were innocent enough. Complimentary even. I had just gone in for a dental cleaning, and was chatting with the hygienist, who I had seen on a regular basis for many years. She is an incredibly caring person, and I know she meant well.…