My Heart Is Bigger: Teacher Edition

My Heart is Bigger: Teacher Edition A few weeks ago, just after the political conventions were over, I posted the above status to Facebook.  It was one of the most liked posts I have ever shared. [...]

Learn From Your Students

Learn From Your Students Every year that I was in the classroom, I had students who came from various walks of life. I taught Muslims, Jehovah Witnesses, Mormons, Atheists, Catholics, Buddhists, [...]

Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits My first year in education was in 2001 at private school in Greenville, SC. I was an assistant to five first grade classes before lunch, then I taught enrichment lessons to K5 in [...]

I Wish Other Teachers Knew

I Wish Other Teachers Knew The other day this article popped up in my newsfeed on Facebook. It was heartbreaking to read some of the responses that students wrote for their teachers to know. I [...]

Authentic Professional Development

Authentic Professional Development Confession… I am on a career path right now that I didn’t expect 15 years ago when my journey as a classroom teacher began. I must have sworn a hundred times [...]

Why Appreciate Teachers?

Why Appreciate Teachers? May 1-5 or May 8-12, depending on what calendar you look at or what internet search you do for “Teacher Appreciation Week,” is the special time of year that we honor the [...]

Summer Of Creativity

Summer of Creativity Every year around this time, I read Facebook posts of parents looking for camps to send their kids to for the summer. Just yesterday I read one from a parent who said she was [...]