This confession may be a huge shock to those of you who know me. It is not in my character to lie. I almost decided to not share this because the story is so embarrassing but I hope it can be an encouragement to someone. Until now, I have only ever told one person this story,… Continue reading The Biggest Lie I Ever Got Away With!
Every time I think about teaching my eyes water up and my face turns pale. I get this tight feeling in the pit of my stomach and my throat swells as all the moisture disappears from it. I feel this exact way as I write these words. This used to be an almost daily feeling… Continue reading Leslie Knope, Teaching, Super-Powers and God’s Purpose
“Nearly 50 percent of new teachers leave the profession within their first five years.” I have always viewed this as a challenge. If I can make it past the 5 year mark it might be easier, I told myself. Sadly, February 12, 2016 was my last day teaching. Since I worked for a Title 1… Continue reading Nearly 50% of New Teachers Leave…
During my last week of teaching I got the chance to work with my replacement. This was such a blessing and encouragement to me. I was struggling with the thought of leaving my students and it was nice to help transition the new teacher into my role.
At the end of my 3rd year teaching I was approached by a school administrator and was told that I had a high number of office referrals. He told me that, although he did not think I was doing anything wrong, he was obligated to talk to me and discuss alternatives. I was defensive at… Continue reading Thoughts on the School-to-Prison Pipeline