What’s Next?

The year I graduated high school, I was a nervous wreck. School was such a nightmare for me internally as I struggled to find myself. There were daily battles that included all sorts of perceived [...]

Teacher Shaming Must End

If you are an educator, I would be willing to bet my life you have heard at least one of these statements. If you want more pay, work a full year like everyone else. Teachers get summers off, why [...]

Fonts and Clip Art

  A few days ago I made this image on Word Swag and shared to my social media accounts. I was planning for some upcoming professional development and couldn’t keep this thought from [...]

Tools that Inspire Playful Classrooms

Tools that Inspire Playful Classrooms   Every day people ask me about creativity and playfulness in the classroom. How to get better at it? How to bring it into the classroom? How to foster a [...]

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 [...]

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