Interview With a Teacher #8: Mrs. H

Oh my goodness, this interview really got to me. I’ve seen how much the pandemic has changed social behavior in middle schoolers, but it hadn’t occurred to me how little (if any) “normal” school years our elementary kids have had. It’s obvious how hard this teacher works based on her sub plans and her extraContinue reading “Interview With a Teacher #8: Mrs. H”

Interview With a Teacher #7: Ms. L

A big thank you to Ms. L for being my first elementary school participant! Perhaps elementary school teachers are the busiest of them all and that’s why they don’t have time to complete surveys? It’s possible. I don’t know how elementary teachers do it. The lower grades were always too huggy and sticky for me.Continue reading “Interview With a Teacher #7: Ms. L”

10 Things I Learned From Working In An Elementary School Library

Last September, I got a part-time job as library clerk at an elementary school near my house. I’d been out of the classroom for two years at that point and all my teaching experience had been in middle school and high school. I’d never worked in an elementary, and I’d never worked in a library,Continue reading “10 Things I Learned From Working In An Elementary School Library”