Category Archive: School

Confessions of a First Year Teacher: I Pretend I Have a Kid

Confession: I love dessert. Any dessert. All desserts. Cookies, ice cream, cake, brownies, crumbles, pies…anything with sugar or frosting or both. I have been known to make a pan of brownies and gobble… Continue reading

Confessions of a First Year Teacher: I Cried & Laughed

The stillness of the room Is palpable. Tick-tock. Ten Minutes left. 600 seconds until They arrive. Soon Their voices, feet, Backpacks will Destroy the silence.   Tuesday, a horrible, horrible day. The classroom… Continue reading

Confessions of a First Year Teacher

One year ago when I was initially hired as a 7th grade Language Arts teacher, I was elated. After spending four years to train and prepare, the time had finally come to put… Continue reading

Bumps and Bruises

Today when I was grudgingly putting dirty laundry into the washer, my forehead decided to fight the cabinet. I came away with all of the laundry successfully in the washer and a gnarly… Continue reading

My Path

I need to get out. The sun is shining and I know I should be outside enjoying the seasonally warm November afternoon. I need to rationalize with myself. Yes, it’s okay to set… Continue reading

Teaching Is Hard

I have officially made it through the first quarter of the school year as a teacher. I have survived the open house, the first day of school, the first unit, and parent-teacher conferences.… Continue reading

I’m a Teacher

Last week was the beginning of my teaching career. Students flooded the front doors, handbooks were dispersed, and pencils were sharpened. But I still can’t believe I’m actually doing this. I’m a teacher.… Continue reading

Celebrating Teenage Poets

Poems are like jeans. Although it may take a while, eventually everyone can find the perfect fit. Just like jeans, I believe that poetry is for everyone. Those who don’t enjoy poetry just… Continue reading

Student Teaching: What I’m Most Grateful For

Part student, part teacher. This awkward combination has been my life for the last 17 weeks. Not yet am I a certified teacher, but I am no longer the pupil behind the desk.… Continue reading

2 Easy & Cheap Teacher Gifts in 5 Steps

  As I concluded my student teaching experience, I wanted to get something for my cooperating teachers. The problem?   How is a broke college student supposed to give awesomely wonderful gifts? Well,… Continue reading