While I love this time of the year, there is no denying that this is one of the most hectic times of the year as well. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a Scrooge by any stretch of the imagination, but it is also a very tiring and draining time. I’ve decorated my classroom with lights… Continue reading It’s the most busiest time of the year. . .
Two Mondays ago, I hurt my ankle in basketball practice. It was the first practice. In fact, it was the first half hour of the first practice. In fact, I wasn’t even doing anything cool, exciting, or spectacular. I was just running after a ball. And there I went, landing on my ankle. I heard it… Continue reading My way is not God’s way
Being stretched and pushed to be a better teacher has been the best thing for me. It has forced me to depend on God wholly and fully.
My 9th grade English class is a Creative Writing class. I have them write a paragraph each day based off of a prompt that I give them. I give them about ten minutes to work on it in class, and if they do not finish, then it is homework. Although grading is not one of… Continue reading What I didn’t do. . .
I don’t have any pithy wisdom to impart, but I do want to write about how refreshing it has been to be able to go outside. After being cooped up inside all day teaching, it has been a nice change of pace the past two days to get out of the school building and enjoy the… Continue reading Quick Moments
I read an article this past week that I couldn’t refute. It was a teacher who was challenging writing in the classroom. Her argument was that if I as a teacher am expecting writing, then I should be writing. I know that writing is one of my weaker areas. Writing makes me vulnerable. Writing shows… Continue reading Challenge Accepted