Category Archives: teaching

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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Damaged but Repairing

I have officially survived and succeeded at my first year as a secondary education teacher. I learned a lot, and I mean a LOT. Next year will be far better, wherever life chooses to put me. I’ve learned a fair … Continue reading

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First-Year-Teacher Curve

I am pleased to inform you that I’m past the stage of “boo hoo, poor me. I suck at my job.” I have moved onto taking note of what I’ve learned from my mistakes and am constructively pursuing better approaches. … Continue reading

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Growing Pains

Had a mix of ups and downs this week. The upside is my middle school basketball team. They had their first game this past week and it gave them the confidence boost they sorely needed. I have been doing my … 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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