As a teacher, especially an English teacher, I am often faced with the sounds of moans and groans whenever we read… especially if the reading is for homework or in any way on their own. It’s a thing that has been particularly bothersome to me.
And now they (the mysterious they) have made me a Reading teacher as well. But instead of teaching kids how to love reading, I feel like I’m just testing them and making reading even more unpleasant for them than it already was.
It made me think… like really dig down deep and think, how do we get students to like reading?
Continue reading “What kind of Reader are you?”
Hello Coffee Share peeps! This weekend you’ll find me in much better spirits! I’m still insanely busy, but I’ve made some decisions that I think will help me to be more balanced as I move forward.
One of those decisions was to be more decisive.
And thus, I voted this weekend! Continue reading “#Weekend Coffee Share: I voted!!”
Good day, Cofee Share peeps! It’s been a minute since I’ve been on here. So much for my goal to post twice a week… I don’t know how people balance work life and social life and writing life and still manage to sleep!
Continue reading “#Weekend Coffee Share: Trying not to spiral.”
Welcome to my favorite time of the year! I’m not quite sure why this holiday is my favorite. I looked back at a few of my previous Lughnasadh posts and it seems that it has a lot to do with what it represents: Lugh the Long-Armed.
And while I do appreciate his story, I don’t know if that’s why I like this time of year so much.
Continue reading “Merry Lughnasadh: Face the Sun”
Good afternoon Weekly Rewind folks! I’m running a little late this weekend, but I’m here to rewind this week for you. For those of you who wished my week this week would be better, thank you for the sentiment, although I’m not sure if it was better.
It was kind of a toss up, with half the week being frustrating and the other half being relatively nice.
Which is an odd thing to say, given that the “nice” part of my week included starting my monthly…
Continue reading “#DSFWeeklyRewind: Christmas is so close!!”
This weekend, if we were sharing our lives over a cup of steamy delicious caffeine, mine would be a salted caramel latte. I haven’t had one of those in a very long time, and I’m kind of fiending for one right about now.
But, I will not actually have one today. I have very serious plans not to leave my house.
Continue reading “Weekend Coffee Share: Summer School…”
This week, if we were sharing coffee, we’d be curled up in our jammies on my (temporary) roommate’s big, comfy leather couch because I have big plans not to even get into the shower until later tonight. I’d tell you that I was exhausted from the work I’ve done this week, and that I’m loving my job in spite of the long hours, and the redundancy, and the incessant talking of the students, and the tons of papers to grade, and the tons of changes being made to the schedule… all the time!
It’s a bit crazy… Continue reading “Weekend Coffee Share: Long Days make for Long Weeks!”