Brittany’s Tips for Creating an Alternate World

Decide if your world is based on our world or if it is based solely from your imagination Even if it is a different world, it can be based on things that you are familiar with it can be an earth-like world that looks exactly like ours but the set up is all your ownContinue reading “Brittany’s Tips for Creating an Alternate World”

Education :: If I Set the Date, There’s No Changing It

Really? I think we all get caught up in the unimportant details. Unless it’s a life or death, pass or fail thing, why can’t we change things? As a teacher, I’ve always had this issue of setting a date by which something should be done, then failing at it. It was no one’s fault thatContinue reading “Education :: If I Set the Date, There’s No Changing It”

Education :: Be There

My favorite teachers growing up were the ones who cared about me. I didn’t know anything about their personal lives. I didn’t even know their first names until much later. But I knew they cared about me. Mrs. Spargo understood that the playground wasn’t my favorite place. Instead of forcing me to go outside forContinue reading “Education :: Be There”

Hope :: Just Be You… Again

I don’t know about you, but in my life I’ve been told I’m “too ____________” many times. It’s always been about different things, which is why I put in the blank. I’m sure you can think back over your own life and pick out things people have said to or about you. The following isContinue reading “Hope :: Just Be You… Again”

Education :: Attainable Goals

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had a habit of setting goals for myself (and my students) that are a little on the unattainable side. Is it good to challenge yourself and your students? Absolutely! But there does come a point where you need to be practical while also being hopeful. As aContinue reading “Education :: Attainable Goals”

Education :: Leading by Example

Though this post is labeled “Education”, I honestly believe this post can be for many different aspects of life! I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Do as I say, not as I do.” Have you ever found yourself saying or thinking it? If so, I’m not going to chastise you. That’s not my job. IContinue reading “Education :: Leading by Example”

Education :: Imagination Boosters with Writing

When Abraham Lincoln was a little boy, he had a dog. Most people say dog is man’s best friend, but little Abe was Spot’s best friend. They went everywhere together and everyone knew if they saw Abe, that little dog would be by his side. Spot was afraid of many things, but when Abe wasContinue reading “Education :: Imagination Boosters with Writing”

Education :: You Don’t Have to be Superman

If you’re anything like me, you have expectations for yourself as a teacher. You know just how much needs to be done, you know how many extra hours a week you need to work to get everything done, and you get frustrated when you don’t meet those expectations. Now stop and think for a minute.Continue reading “Education :: You Don’t Have to be Superman”

Education :: My Favorite Writing Exercise

Okay, so I never actually got to do this exercise, but I’ve seen it many times and it looks like so much fun. I’m sure you’ve seen it online and you may even give this assignments to your students! Have them write how to do something. For instance: How to Make a Peanut Butter andContinue reading “Education :: My Favorite Writing Exercise”