Slice of Life Tuesday: The Acknowledgement Section

This post is part of the weekly Slice of Life challenge from Two Writing Teachers. Check them out! Today is the day, in our district, where we tweet thanks or acknowledgements to other teachers and colleagues in our lives. Friends, it would be a VERY long Twitter thread for me to go into all of the manyContinue reading “Slice of Life Tuesday: The Acknowledgement Section”

Slice of Life Tuesday: Antennas Up

This post is part of the weekly Slice of Life challenge from Two Writing Teachers. Check them out! Today, I was walking the dog, listening to podcasts, as I always do. This time, I was listening to Mike Birbiglia’s Working It Out episode with Keegan-Michael Key. First of all. If you haven’t watched the Key & PeeleContinue reading “Slice of Life Tuesday: Antennas Up”

Wednesday Thoughts: On Teacher Guilt

I can’t help myself. I feel terrible, conflicted. Guilty. Perhaps not for the reasons you might think, though. Oh, there are ALL the reasons why teachers like me feel pushed and pulled across the emotional spectrum. Just look at the world around us. We’re crouched right at the center of societal conflict: COVID. Race. Gender.Continue reading “Wednesday Thoughts: On Teacher Guilt”

Slice of Life Tuesday: On Do-Overs

This post is part of the weekly Slice of Life challenge from Two Writing Teachers. Check them out! My fourth-grade class today started out with a confession and an apology. Let me explain. Last week, I had an AMAZING lesson plan all ready for my kids. We had been examining art, pinpointing interesting details, and articulating theContinue reading “Slice of Life Tuesday: On Do-Overs”

Slice of Life Tuesday: At the Edge

This post is part of the weekly Slice of Life challenge from Two Writing Teachers. Check them out! Next week I return to school, and I’ve been trying to articulate my feelings about it. I’m squished between a lot of emotions, and I thought this poem might reflect some of those thoughts… At the Edge of School,Continue reading “Slice of Life Tuesday: At the Edge”

Slice of Life Tuesday: Life, in Metaphor

This post is part of the weekly Slice of Life challenge from Two Writing Teachers. Check them out! Yesterday I had a GREAT idea for a blog post. I was starting to craft it in my head as I always do, until I got sidetracked. Fast forward to this morning, when I got up and could notContinue reading “Slice of Life Tuesday: Life, in Metaphor”