I didn’t really want to post so many pictures about my trip. As people have continued to ask for pictures, this is my compromise. A blog post full of pictures. Somehow it feels less overwhelming than posting everything directly to Facebook. The trip and the experiences were happy and exciting but also personal. The world … More My Time in Ghana
I am coming to have a new appreciation of bugs. I know that there are more technical terms, but in my mind “bugs” is good enough. Over the last month I have helped catch, make homes for, or release back into the wild bugs of all kinds: including roly polies, dragonflies, ants, beetles, praying mantises, … More So Many Bugs
I am convinced my most productive seasons of life come as I am packing to move. I hate packing when I am the one moving. (I know I’m only moving a few kilometers away from my current house. It is easier than making sure it all fits perfectly within the airline weight allotment, but it … More Top 10 Things I did Instead of Packing
…or why I have been drinking so much coffee and my house is a mess. … More How to survive the last week of school
Dear Students, “Thank you” is not sufficient. It is too simple, but the words just aren’t coming. You planned a goodbye party. You gave me notes and cards and pictures. You gave me hugs. You told stories and memories about what you enjoyed about class and having me as a teacher. You wrote a song. … More A “Thank You” to My Students…
Finals are almost upon us. I was starting to feel a little extremely overwhelmed when I stumbled across a beautiful picture as I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed.
It read: Today has been declared: NO TALKING DAY! … More Silence is Golden
If I have learned one thing since I started teaching, it is this. Middle School never goes as planned. It just doesn’t. It can’t. It never will. Never. In light of this information I have two choices: continue to try to make them all conform to my way of doing things and end up pulling … More Embrace the Chaos