Category Archives: middle school

One Quarter Left!

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. Advertisements

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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 with teens and worked … Continue reading

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Tough But Necessary Lessons

I have to be extra careful to maintain professionalism as of late. I took one heck of an emotional blow but I’m recovering. I’m past the stage of craving doing anything stupid to burn bridges. I’m back to treating others … Continue reading

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Resisting the Urge to Take Half Your Students Home

It’s been an eventful week, some good things, some bad things. I’m learning how to be a better teacher as fast as I can, but some things definitely take courage I need to acquire. Bad news first so we can … Continue reading

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You Guys Are Great Support

Even though teaching isn’t anything like I’d envisioned, I’m still very happy to be where I am. These students need me whether they believe it or not. That belief has wavered at times, though. You’ve seen it on my Facebook … Continue reading

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Halloween Week = Distracted Students

It’s like, as soon as I mentioned they were consistently behaving better, everything fell apart. So… never breathe a word of a well-behaving middle school P.E. class. Okay. Got it. *holds both thumbs up* Okay, that’s not really the case … Continue reading

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