this is a page for

Monthly Archives: July 2017

Parents: How to help your middle schooler (and you) navigate this season

Follow my blog with Bloglovin It never fails, when I tell people I teach middle school they respond with some version of Why? Their twisted up face recalls their own experience and for most it’s not a good one. Middle school is a difficult season for many people…

Back to School, Off Maternity Leave

Summer has looked incredibly different this year because I’m not home with a newborn. Last summer we welcomed our daughter at the start of June, and the year before that our son surprised us 3 weeks early with his arrival on St. Patrick’s Day. Ending the…

Why You Need to Embrace Social Media

This morning I had an Aha moment that soon reached #mindblown status. Here’s how this happened: Instagram has become a game changer for my teaching career. Now nothing I’m about to share is going to be new information to anyone (maybe it depends how in the…

First Year Teaching, All Over Again

This school year will mark my 16th year in the field of teaching. However, I’m moving up a grade which means lots of changes. I’ve successfully moved my classroom, and now it’s time to start looking at curriculum changes. The last time I taught…