Annoying Positivity: 4 Reasons This Will Be the Best School Year

The summer has been good to me: I got married, tried a Jamocha shake from Arby's, starting using coupons, moved into our new house, saw Wonder Woman, got to travel around Michigan, learned to make healthy french toast, FaceTimed with my nephew while he held the phone, and also had the best cinnamon roll of … Continue reading Annoying Positivity: 4 Reasons This Will Be the Best School Year

Talking School: 4 Reasons to do it less this year

I speak 3 languages. English, Spanish and School. I am a Trilingual educator. "Talking School" is a teacher phenomenon.  Teacher-ese if you will. Do not underestimate the tiny crevices into which  school talk can leak.   I have talked school floating in the pool. (I do not like it, Sam I am!) On a beach in … Continue reading Talking School: 4 Reasons to do it less this year

My Summer Break Acceptance Speech

Greetings to all who read this. I am used to having an audience of about 27 little humans, so being here on stage to accept this award does not faze me in the slightest. When you have asked  students to tell you if you have chocolate on your face or not, it takes a lot to feel … Continue reading My Summer Break Acceptance Speech

Why I Don’t Want a ‘Normal’ Job: 11 times teaching is the best, even when it isn’t

About 39 times a year, I question why I went into teaching. It's a crazy life. A life that one can only understand once in the trenches: tying the shoes and wiping the tears and teaching the words. There are some days where on my way home, I am convinced that I am never stepping … Continue reading Why I Don’t Want a ‘Normal’ Job: 11 times teaching is the best, even when it isn’t

To Every Teacher Going Back to Work This Week

Hey, teacher, paraprofessional, principal, administrative assistant, social worker, speech pathologist, substitute, specialist and every every other 408 job representations in a school building. It's almost noon on Sunday and I am still in my pajamas sipping from a mug of coffee. Tomorrow at this time, I will have seen over 85 students, 3 different classes, … Continue reading To Every Teacher Going Back to Work This Week