I am beyond thrilled to have made it to the student teaching phase of my education. For those of you who don't know, I am earning my Masters in Teaching Secondary English. I've been working on my degree since June of 2019. Little did I know just how different the world would be when I… Continue reading Student Teaching amid a Pandemic (part 1)
Are you staring down the barren hallway of another school year (or semester) spent distance teaching? If we try to look on the bright side, at least this time we've had a little chance to prepare - sort of. I remember way, waaaay back in April thinking our extended spring break felt like it would… Continue reading Distance Learning… Again?
Looking to introduce your students to the genre of horror this year? W. W. Jacobs' "The Monkey's Paw" is fantastic intro to this genre. This story includes a number of literary devices, easy to follow story structure, and just the right amount of suspense. The complete, ready-to-go lesson is available in my Teachers Pay Teachers… Continue reading The Monkey’s Paw
Hello! If you're like me, these have not been the easiest few months. With two middle schoolers suddenly schooling from home, while I am earning my Masters from home, and while hubby is working from home is a recipe for all kinds of not fun. I decided to visit my elderly father a few states… Continue reading Coping with the School Year from …
I don't think my kids are going back to school this year... How about you? I wouldn't say that I'm freaking out, but "thrilled" is not the word I would use either. I love my kids of course! And it has actually been nice (and undramatic) spending as much time together as we have been.… Continue reading Navigating the New Normal
Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you are all enjoying time at home with the kiddos, video chatting with family, and taking this time to relax (as best we can right now). I would like to take this opportunity to share the children's book I published (this time last year) with all of you. The PDF… Continue reading Book Giveaway!!!