Kristin Lamb Nails the Truth

Image via Flickr Creative Commons sourtesy of German Poo-CamanoA lot has changed in the digital age of publishing and, with gatekeepers no longer in sole control over who is published, we’ve seen a rise of the virtual Wild West. Lots of would-be writers striking out in search of publishing gold. And as happens with any…

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Hopefully This Is My Last Career Change

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Hopefully This Is My Last Career Change

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I wasn’t actively job hunting. In fact, I’d settled for a life in the education system. The plan was to keep writing on the side and hopefully build a respectable following over the decades. I’d coach sports and help shape the futures of other people’s children. You know: that realistically ideal crap. Or do I mean ideally realistic? Whatever I mean, I know it’s reality with a dose of idealism.

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One Quarter Left!

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Now that all the necessary parties know, I can finally reveal that I’ll be switching from teaching to writing full time upon completion of the 2016-17 school year. Continue reading

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Why Sporks Were Invented

(Image courtesy of Deviant Art) Maybe if I were a mom this would have been so obvious. These last two years in education have been a backwards way of learning to be a parent. I’ve started wit…

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Why Sporks Were Invented

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Maybe if I were a mom this would have been so obvious. These last two years in education have been a backwards way of learning to be a parent. I’ve started with teens and worked my way down to preteens. One lesson this year is that children are masters of using items in every way BUT for their original intents and purposes. Continue reading

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Erm, hello again!

Yeah, it’s been a while

Okay, it’s been about seven months since my last post. I haven’t forgotten about my blog but, needless to say, I haven’t put forth the effort to keep it going.

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It’s been a mix of hesitation and a need to veg on weekends after all that grading and lesson planning. I’ve hesitated to blog about anything because the last thing I need is to inadvertently violate any FERPA laws. I wish I could write all about the amazing joys of teaching, along with all the woes only a teacher knows but there’s so much I have to be careful about. It locked up my fingers as they hovered over my keyboard, thoughts trying to coax my fingertips to start dancing all over the keys. So yeah, I erred on the side of caution and vanished from the world. Continue reading

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