tips from a first year teacher (and a few more experienced ones as well)

On the last day of my first official year of teaching, a student I had taught as a long term substitute the previous year congratulated me and said, “So, have you fixed the world of education yet?”  During that long term assignment, I taught a gifted ELA class with several district mandated essays that had to be completed throughout the year.  When the students complained, … Continue reading tips from a first year teacher (and a few more experienced ones as well)

galentine’s 💖

I love Valentine’s Day…it’s a day devoted to celebrating candy, pink, hearts, glitter…basically all of my favorite things.  This year I had a few girlfriends over to enjoy wine, cheese and crafts, and even though we said No Boys Allowed wed, we had some (very adorable) party crashers Food & Drink:   Cheese boards & Wine pairings:  Lauren Conrad’s party planning Bible “Celebrate” gives perfect … Continue reading galentine’s 💖

Political terms im sick of 

Let me just preface this by saying this is not really a political post, but more just a commentary on the dumb AF terms floating around the internet.  My philosophy about parties is to host them, not choose one.  My mom was a rabid Republican with socially liberal views, so I grew up learning to strongly examine and support values on both sides of the … Continue reading Political terms im sick of