If you’re a teacher looking for curriculum for writing or just someone looking to find a little hope in a hurting and broken world, you’ve come to the right place!
What I Have to Offer
I am a writer by trade and hobby. I’m currently working with an agent to get the first book in my Teen/YA Christian fiction series published.
I taught music in an elementary school for some time and really got a feel for how the kids’ minds work and how big of a struggle it is to teach writing when there is no actual set curriculum!
Now, you might be saying, “You taught music, so how can you help us with writing?” And that’s a solid question! During my time as an elementary teacher, I also began and ran a drama club for students in 2nd-5th grade. Within the drama club AND my music classroom, students had to create their own stories and/or songs.
In my 4th and 5th grade drama club, the students actually wrote and performed an entire play! And in my 5th grade music class, the students had to create a brand new instrument, a business to market and sell said instrument, and commercials to get other students to ‘buy’ their instrument.
Though I was a music teacher, the heart of their education always included writing and creation! My hope is to take the writing standards and create tools and a curriculum to aid our wonderful teachers!
You can find these tips under the blog heading “Creation Station”!
Hope for the Hopeless
Where do I even begin with this? I guess I should start by saying I am a born-again believer and follower of God.
I won’t go into the background of everything I dealt with as a student, but I will share the following things for now:
Starting at a young age, I never fit in with the people around me. I always had an extremely vivid imagination and spent much of my time daydreaming and living in another world all together. I was never very good at making friends because I was so different, but I had a solid friend from Kindergarten through 5th grade. Let’s just say some trust was broken and it devastated our friendship. I had another friend from 3rd through 6th grade. Her friendship helped me get through all of the bullying I dealt with.
Then we got to 7th grade – which was high school for us – and that friend told me, “You know I never liked you, right? I just felt sorry for you.” Those words sent me spiraling into self-loathing and hopelessness.
Despite all of this, I always knew there was Someone higher that I could turn to for comfort and healing. And that is what I hope to bring to all of you out there struggling with this same hurt and brokenness.
The “Hope” page is now up and running!