One Little Email

Now, our I.T. guy has no doubt been busy throughout the course of COVID-19, especially as we have returned to school and are juggling multiple learning management systems, virtual and hybrid students, and God knows what other technological hullabaloo.

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One Little Resolution for a Not So Little School Year

A Little Research During a recent writing challenge, I was asked to “Reflect on my OLW for 2020,” which left me with the obvious question: What the heck is a OLW? I did not realize this was even a whole “thing” until a quick google search revealed its origins with Ali Edwards and that the […]


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In Response to Devos

Apparently what happens when you watch too much Hamilton and read the news the next day is you feel like venting via poetry. Here is my verse response to what is being said by our federal government. In Response to Devos by Erica Johnson I am a passionate professional Whose profession is often passed over. […]

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#SoL20: Lunch Break

Another aspect of school I miss is eating lunch with both colleagues and students.  Lunch with colleagues and students though wasn’t so bad.  On Fridays, one of the girls in my writing class would have lunch in my room.  She didn’t like eating in the cafeteria.  She wasn’t the first student to take lunch in my […]

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#SoL20: Trying to Plan

Tomorrow begins Spring Break for our school district, but it doesn’t feel like much of one since we have already been gone for a week due to the virus.  That being said, I am grateful for the break because that gives me time to put some plans together.  I’m a planner, it’s what I do, […]

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#SoL20: School Game Night

  One of my favorite non-academic aspects of the school I teach at is an event known as Game night.  Game nights are hosted by our librarian (who is also a personal friend of mine) along with the student president of her library club, VHS Crew.  Game nights have brought me nothing but joy because […]

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Failure: It’s Sometimes an Option

While I may not have been posting here, I have at least been writing with my students.  So much so that I have a backlog of entries I would like to share in this space, starting with the piece I just finished using classification and division writing.  Students started these in-progress writing pieces yesterday and […]

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Trying New Things, Failing New Things

It’s first period.  I have posted everyone’s name along the wall and watch as they find their spot to hang their latest writing: Where I’m From inspired narrative vignettes.  Actually, I don’t watch.  My own recently composed piece about getting Icees during the summer with my Papa is posted too.  I’m in the circle with […]

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