Change is Worth a Chance

It has been awhile since I've put my thoughts in writing and perhaps that's because I am someone that completely closes up when faced with vulnerability. However, to continue to live this is hypocritical to what I preach as an advocate for the power that words hold. Running from the words that reflect my feelings… Continue reading Change is Worth a Chance

Breaking Up [with your job] is Hard to Do

You know the saying about how you have to be able to take care of yourself before being able to truly take care of someone else? I realized that working in an inner-city environment was not for me because I was struggling to care for my physical/emotional/mental needs and, therefore, could not take care of… Continue reading Breaking Up [with your job] is Hard to Do

“Who Will Write Back Now” Post-Election Day for a Teacher of Minorities

Nine-year-old-me wrote a letter to Laura Bush when I found out she was a former schoolteacher and librarian; at the time, she had qualities I valued and had held jobs that were my dreams. In this letter I told her about my love of books and my desire to one day become a teacher just like her. I don’t… Continue reading “Who Will Write Back Now” Post-Election Day for a Teacher of Minorities

Getting Creative: Tackling Sentence Structure, Bullying, and Quarter #1

I can officially say that I made it through my first quarter of my first teaching job. Grades are in and second quarter has begun! The end of the first quarter was very negative, but thankfully the first few days of the second quarter have been positive! In two days I have already dealt with… Continue reading Getting Creative: Tackling Sentence Structure, Bullying, and Quarter #1

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like… the Middle of the 1st Semester for a First Year Teacher

I wish I could say I'm extremely happy with my job, but honestly... I feel like I spend 80% of the time dealing with behavioral problems and only 20% on learning. I'm extremely anxious all the time and I am just waiting for what problematic behavior is going to happen next. Although I won't go… Continue reading It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like… the Middle of the 1st Semester for a First Year Teacher