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Build Relationships and Make Connections: Advice from a Teacher Intern #summerPD

Originally posted on the dirigible plum:
This post is part of a series on #summerPD. This week, I interviewed one of my favorite bloggers, Kelsey Empfield, about her recent experiences as a teacher…

2014 Blog In Review Courtesy of WordPress

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,100 times in 2014.… Continue reading

Today is Monday

Today is Monday. You probably already knew that. Oh, it’s also December 1st. Did you know that, smarty-pants? You see, December sort of crept up on me. Come to think of it, so… Continue reading

A Virtual Tour of the CSC English Department

Originally posted on Get Outside Yourself: English @ CSC:
The best kept secret at Chadron State College is the English department. Yes, I realize that this statement may seem biased coming from an English…

Passion-Based Learning

What do you want to learn about? When was the last time someone seriously asked you this question? Wouldn’t you love to have a learning experience, designed just for you, without any stipulations?… Continue reading

Putting Students in Boxes

Education is obsessed with boxes. From desks to tablets to lunch trays, boxes are found in every aspect of school: in the classroom, the lunchroom, the playground. Unfortunately, even English classrooms haven’t been immune… Continue reading

Classy Clothes in College

It was recently brought to my attention that my red pants are weird. I’ll be first to admit that they’re different. I mean not a lot of people walk out there wearing bright… Continue reading

Kelsey Empfield: An Introduction

As a [future] famous author, my work [will] is featured in a literature anthology. The following is my “introduction” to my anthologized work. *Disclaimer: Portions of this introduction might be fictional* On the cold, snowy afternoon of… Continue reading

Sunday Saloon: What I’ve Been Reading Online 1/19/14

Hot Topics In Age of School Shootings, Lockdown is New Fire Drill is a sad post about what is being done in schools regarding school shootings. Responding to Tragedy gives educators resources to deal… Continue reading

Slice of Life: Working Out Procrastination

I don’t like procrastinating. I guess you could say I really hate it. I hate that nagging feeling I always get when things on my to-do list never get checked off. I hate… Continue reading