No written text for this post, but check out this video of my new classroom! For information on some of the things you see in this video, here’s a link to a First Year Teacher’s Supply List.
The 2018-2019 school year is my first year as a teacher, what I hope in my youthful idealism will be a long and fulfilling career. I’ve been in my classroom almost every day for the past week and a half, and now that I’ve got my desktop up and running, we’re off to the races. … More A First Year Teacher’s Back to School Shopping List
Growing up, I constantly had stories going. In my bedroom with a pastel, wallpaper border separating violet and white walls, I typed up exactly two McConnaha News newspapers, featuring such stellar stories as “Maggie gets her first bra” and “Crash!” When the ribbon ran out I upgraded to an old computer that was not hooked … More Writing Nonfiction
I’ve been anticipating first days of school since my mom read “We Like Kindergarten” to me. I was always ready to go back to school shopping in late July or early August, before Target was even prepared for me. After a couple weeks of nagging, studying the classroom supply list, and forcing my siblings to … More First Day of School
This past week called into question the separation of personal duty and public service, and which takes precedence in a person’s life. That question for me is a kind of existential crisis because I can see myself becoming a “workaholic” (I can hear some people laughing and saying, no you are a workaholic). As someone who … More Empathizing with Anthony Kennedy