Category Archive: Blogging

Blogging Binge

I’ve been observing middle school classes where the period is spent helping (watching) students finish worksheets. There are only 14 students in the class so I can circle the room in 20 seconds… Continue reading

Title Talk: Flight 8, The Maze Runner, This One Summer

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly blog meme. Check out Teach Mentor Texts or Unleashing Readers for more info! This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillina Tamaki Flight 8… Continue reading

Teach People, Not Lessons

Last spring I had the opportunity to present a guest lecture about blogging in Adolescent Literature, a class offered on campus I took the year before. I had blogged for a year and,… Continue reading

Writing is Changing My Life

There’s a special relationship between a writer and her pen. As I write my 100th post, I reflect on the rocky and flourishing relationship I have with kelseyempfield, my blog: We began as… Continue reading


You know when you don’t feel like writing? Or when you’re at a loss for what to write about? Yeah. Me too. The dreaded WRITER’S BLOCK… As a writer, writer’s block is the… Continue reading

The Many Faces of a Blogger

This week has been my blogging week. In preparation for a guest lecture on blogging, I figured it would be appropriate to blog about blogging. This week I blogged about: Why Blog? Identity:… Continue reading

Why Blog?

@kelseyempfield I love the energy in your blog about #ncte13. You & your friends were a highlight of my Sunday morning at Ignite! — penny kittle (@pennykittle) December 6, 2013 This is the… Continue reading

Identity: Blogger

“Hi! I’m Kelsey. I like long walks on the beach and blogging.” Don’t laugh…beaches and blogging go together like peas and carrots. Fo’ real home skillet. Why, you may ask? Well, this month… Continue reading

Blog Roll: Best Blogs to Follow

I follow quite a few blogs. I have different blogs subscriptions through my email and my WordPress reader and I always find something interesting on Twitter. Each blog is unique and each site… Continue reading

Blogging Basics: Vlogging & Pictures

This is part 3 of Blogging Basics Vlogging I thought it would be appropriate if I vlogged my vlogging instructional: As promised, here is my very first video I created: So what went… Continue reading