Ten Lessons I am Still Learning

I took a break from the work of moving this past Sunday morning to sit on my new screened in porch with Tiger, both of us enjoying the view and the serenity (although I think he appreciated the squirrels more than I). Being able to take that break when there was so much to do … Continue reading Ten Lessons I am Still Learning

Three Things

I'm enjoying my first slow cup of coffee since the start of the new school year. My tired feet are enjoying their morning free of heels. My throat, scratchy from overuse, is relishing a day without the need for much in the way of vocalization. This, the first pause of the school year, is when … Continue reading Three Things

Expiration

Next week, I will meet 120 strangers. They won't remain strangers for long. I'll soon learn their names (okay, maybe "soon" isn't the right word...this seems to take longer and longer every year!). I'll discover their likes and dislikes, their celebrity crushes (please no Bieber this year!) and their favorite clothing brands. I'll hear about … Continue reading Expiration

For All You Parents…

I wrote this piece about how to help your child in math for Yahoo. This is the same advice I give the parents of my 8th graders during open house every year. I find the parents are often more fearful of algebra than the students:) I thought I'd share it here as well, since I … Continue reading For All You Parents…

The End.

You would think that I would be used to endings by now. I finish several books a week, following the tales to their final word. I run races, keeping my eye on the finish line. My weekdays are filled with bells that signal the end of a class period seven times a day. I've been … Continue reading The End.