Guilt Trippin’: 5 Guilt Trips I Need to Avoid as a Classroom Teacher

I have a problem. The gasoline in my engine is guilt. I feel guilty if I go on a date with my husband because my kids will be bored. I feel guilty about taking my daughters shopping because my husband will be alone. I feel guilty about having too many pets that annoy my neighbors. … Continue reading Guilt Trippin’: 5 Guilt Trips I Need to Avoid as a Classroom Teacher

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Makin’ Adjustments: Football Coaches Aren’t the Only Ones in Need of Halftime

I am an Alabama Crimson Tide fan. You may not know it from looking at them lately, but they had a few years there that tested my loyalty. I can't count the number of games that had me holding my breath through the second quarter, chanting, "Just hold on 'til halftime. Hold on 'til halftime." You can … Continue reading Makin’ Adjustments: Football Coaches Aren’t the Only Ones in Need of Halftime

Fallin’ on My Face: A True Confession of a High School Teacher

{Settin' It Up} If you've read the "About" section of my blog, you know I recently made the move from XYZ school, where I taught for fourteen years, to ABC school just down the interstate. In doing so, I gave up that golden ticket we educators call tenure. I did this willingly and with great … Continue reading Fallin’ on My Face: A True Confession of a High School Teacher