With everything going on, a lot of things pass by without the recognition or time they deserve. It's not bad. It just is. But I don't want this to pass by without recognition. I want the world to know that it lost someone really special, and I want to tell you about her.
Out of the Mess Comes Gratitude
Instead of starting 2020 by discussing The Mess, let’s discuss some of the things and people The Mess has reminded me to be grateful for. Yes, that’s a much better idea. Let’s find gratitude in The Mess.
Teaching Tips: How to Make Clear and Fair Rubrics Part II
Last week I discussed the importance of having rubrics for your class. Now, I'm going to give you some tips on the nitty gritty of actually creating clear and fair rubrics.
Teaching Tips: How to Make Clear and Fair Rubrics Part I
Rubrics can be extremely useful in teaching, and this is part one in discussing how to create clear and fair rubrics.
Teaching Tips: Secrets to Making Major Assignments
As I said last week, I’m doing a series of posts that I hope will help new teachers and that will show students some of the tricks of the trade so that they can maybe figure out how to work with teachers and do well in “the system.” This week’s post discusses how to craft major assignments (as if you couldn’t tell by the title).
Teaching Tips: A Back to School Guide for Teachers and New Teaching Assistants
Here are some teaching tips to help you tackle the new school year.
The Secret Lives of Teachers: Part II
With the coming of spring comes the final push at the end of the academic semester. So, I figured that it would be a good time to reveal a few more teacher secrets.
The Secret Lives of Teachers: Part I
I started to write down all of the “secrets” to being a teacher and found that there were just too many to put in one post, so this will become a series. I am spilling the academic tea here.
Newfound Ignorance and a New Beginning
So . . . I’ve been gone for a hot minute. Admittedly, with some life changes, I got overwhelmed and stopped blogging, despite my love for the WordPress community. But, I’m back, and I’m excited to start blogging again and interacting with other bloggers.
Grief and Kindness
Grief is a strange creature. It rears its head when you least expect it, and it hangs around in ways that you could never have imagined. Its appearances can be logical, but they don’t always have to be. Sometimes grief only pokes its head out to greet you, and then other times it feels like its lying on your chest trying to smother you.