One Word: What’s Been Standing in Your Way?

Your ONE WORD is personal. You picked it for a reason. Perhaps it came from a place of hope. A place where you saw the possibility of growth. Of making your life better. Maybe it came from a "Come to Jesus" moment like this reader (disclaimer...the following are exerts): I was sitting in the hot…

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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…

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…

Acknowledging the Importance of the Journey

Last week I had a luncheon date with a good friend of mine at a local coffee shop. I always look forward to meeting up with her, as she knows just what to say to make me think deeply...and sometimes, differently. And last week, that is just what I needed. (It would have been really…

Finally…My Year End Reflection

It's been almost 2 weeks since I packed up my classrooms and locked the doors. And since that time, I haven't had a chance to come up for air. But in a good way. I've been on the move. And yes, this is how I am justifying my absence from the blog. Besides, I needed…