Going Above and Beyond the Thematic Essay

Tomorrow we start a brand new unit, which is exciting, especially since my 8th graders and I have been wrangling a Shakespearean play for the last two months. No offense to Billy Shakespeare, but I am so glad to be done. To start the year in August was bad enough, and it only added insult to injury … Continue reading Going Above and Beyond the Thematic Essay

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On Being Called “Aggressive.” Again. And Doing Something About It.

Well, I've been terrible about keeping this updated. I don't want to sound like the most cliche and trite excuse-giver ever, but I've honestly been so busy, that I get home and barely have the energy to eat the Chipotle I've picked up, much less rehash all the stuff that's been going on. That last … Continue reading On Being Called “Aggressive.” Again. And Doing Something About It.

Uber Vanilla is Leaving! And, I Stole a Whiteboard to Celebrate.

In my panic in realizing that it is indeed August, and that school starts in roughly three weeks, I received a text from a colleague. It read: "Have you seen the newest job posting on the school website?" I clicked away from my most recent Pinterest search and went to our school's site for job … Continue reading Uber Vanilla is Leaving! And, I Stole a Whiteboard to Celebrate.