It's so easy to put up walls after going through something difficult - whatever that might be. It's so easy to close off everyone else and keep things "safe" for yourself. It's easy to learn how to only look out for yourself and keep yourself from being vulerable again - because when you're vulnerable, you... Continue Reading →
An Open Letter to the High School Class of 2020
My dearest seniors, As your teacher my heart breaks with you with the official announcement that in-person learning has been cancelled for the rest of the school year. I think we all knew that this announcement was coming, and yet I know we were holding out hope that we could have at least met for... Continue Reading →
About a year ago I wrote a piece called "I (Still) Believe in Love" and then I shared it here on my blog on a post called "Be Brave. Still Believe." At the time I originally wrote that piece I was separated from my husband and we were going through the divorce process. It was... Continue Reading →
Every day when I walk into the classroom, I want to set the best example that I can for my students. I want them to be as enraptured in the books that we read as I am; I want them to find the positive in their situations no matter how difficult they seem at the... Continue Reading →
Be Brave. Still Believe.
This past Fall I was at a teaching conference and one of the keynote speakers talked about being brave in the classroom. He said that we must first be brave in our teaching if we want our students to be brave in what they produce for us. I teach high school Seniors and I want... Continue Reading →