June 9, 2020

As part of an early-career mentor program, I took part in a year-long collection of workshops, meeting, discussions, and presentations about creating an engaging classroom environment. All members of this program were all asked to reflect on our time...

June 1, 2020

If you have a modicum of human decency and empathy - and you have not been living under a rock - your thoughts and emotions, like mine, have been going a mile a minute as stories of three more Black Bodies being murdered have made national...

March 22, 2020

First of all, I want to apologize to my friends and family and coworkers and colleagues near and far; some (most) of the content of this post may have been (definitely was) borrowed (stolen) from our conversations. 

Has it really only been a week sinc...

February 7, 2020

Every day I’m reminded of how, as educators, our lives continuously ebb and flow and zig and zag. We have horrible lows in which we question if we’re doing it right, if any of this is even making a difference, if this is the right profession and then...

November 5, 2019

I thought I had it all figured out.

I thought I planned everything and had everything in place.

I thought this time it would go perfect.

But I thought wrong.

My teacher candidates in my Methods course are always full of stress and anxiety and emotions....

August 9, 2019

I am a huge proponent of reading and literacy and not just because I’m an English teacher. 

Even before I realized I was a teacher, I loved to read.  Come to think of it, I loved to read before I was even a student.  (Thanks, Mom!)  As a young child I...

August 7, 2019


Okay.  You’re back, so that must mean you took my advice and watched the four episodes on Netflix (and hopefully the Oprah special afterwards as well).  So now you see why I used all c...

August 6, 2019

Stolen from the internet and revised for more academic purposes—  

If you (or someone you know / work with / work for) needs this, SHARE IT! 

May 6, 2019

“Is this session going to be interactive?”

My colleagues and I were in the process of rearranging the conference room from the traditional arrangement of chairs-in-rows in order to give the room the feeling of a black-box stage when she asked the ques...

March 19, 2019

People are literally thanking God that the work week is over. How sad is that?

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