Reasons to Celebrate

Life is still weird, and some days are hard, so it’s especially nice when you find a few reasons to celebrate. September has gifted me with some good ones. Reason to Celebrate #1: FALL The official start of fall is still a few days away, but last week the Texas summer took its leave. TheContinue reading “Reasons to Celebrate”

The Beauty of Learning

It’s fun watching learning occur. My parents have a new kitten. She wandered into their yard, a tiny, scrappy, smart little thing, barely big enough to be away from her mother but somehow surviving on her own. They fed her and sweet-talked her from afar until she got curious enough to come inside the house.Continue reading “The Beauty of Learning”

Flattening the Learning Curve: The Challenges of Online Learning

I am a middle school teacher. This means I’m on my feet 6+ hours a day teaching, talking, demonstrating, modeling, interacting, performing, and making grocery lists in my head as I repeat the same thing I’ve said five times already. It means I am managing the attention, behavior, understanding, and personally-accommodated academic and emotional needsContinue reading “Flattening the Learning Curve: The Challenges of Online Learning”