Education :: Show, Don’t Tell

Hey, readers! First, I want to apologize for no education post last week. With my work schedule, I quickly lose track of what day of the week I’m on. By the time I realized I hadn’t posted here yet, it was already Monday… I’ll try to plan better! Any, today’s blog post. I chose theContinue reading “Education :: Show, Don’t Tell”

Hope :: I Don’t Fit In

I’ve never been part of the ‘in’ crowd. I was never ‘normal’, or at least what everyone in my schools considered normal. I’m sure I’m not the only one. You don’t have to fit in. I know being in middle and high school is extremely difficult, especially when you don’t fit into the ‘normal’ crowd.Continue reading “Hope :: I Don’t Fit In”

Education :: Taking a Break

Hiya! I apologize for being out of touch with education posts the past couple of weeks. I honestly was really struggling to find motivation for the posts. I’m going to keep writing! But for the summer, I’m going to take a break from the education posts. I think you should take a break, too. IfContinue reading “Education :: Taking a Break”

Hope :: Your Circle

Who is in your circle? No, I’m not talking about your social circle. Your peer group. Your family. I’m talking about your circle of people that you feel closest to and with whom you can be completely honest. Do you tend to share your secrets with everyone? Do you share with absolutely no one? BothContinue reading “Hope :: Your Circle”

Education :: Finish Strong

Can you believe the 2020-2021 school year is quickly approaching its end? I know I can’t! For many out there, these last few weeks are going to drag. I think we’re all just ready for it to be over. And hopeful that next school year will be different. Finish strong! Be there for your kids.Continue reading “Education :: Finish Strong”

Education :: A Few Writing Prompts

Hey everyone! Sorry for the lack of Education posts the last couple of weeks. My schedule has been awesome! 🤪😉 Anywhoodle – yes, this is a made-up word, no I don’t care – I’ve put together 3 writing prompts for you all. There is one per age group. Obviously you can change them in everyContinue reading “Education :: A Few Writing Prompts”

Education : Why do we teach writing?

Writing is one of the most difficult things to teach. Our students are all at different levels of understanding while we are also stuck teaching the curriculum and barely get a moment to think about teaching writing. Not every student has the gift to write, but teaching them writing is still important. Teaching writing helpsContinue reading “Education : Why do we teach writing?”

Hope :: “There’s Something Wrong with You”

9 times out of 10, we find ourselves saying these words to other people as a joke. Usually they’ve done something silly and we want to laugh but don’t want to laugh at the same time and so we say, “There’s something wrong with you…” That tenth time is when we’re hurt or angry andContinue reading “Hope :: “There’s Something Wrong with You””

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”

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”