Posted in August 2012

The First Days of School: Make Room for the Moments

The First Days of School: Make Room for the Moments

Later in my teaching career, I began a small list of posts on my old blog called “Why I Teach” that highlighted some of the kairos moments in the classroom. Just like my favorite parenting essay talks of the chronos and kairos of parenting, the same concept can be easily transferred to teaching. Folks often … Continue reading

The First Day of School Jitters

The First Day of School Jitters

The first day of school jitters…I remember them well from being a kid. I would agonize over what outfit to wear, which school supplies to bring, and how I would get to school. I would be sleepless the night before over the excitement and anxiety of seeing people on that first day that I had … Continue reading

Vacay

Vacay

I am in North Carolina with my family, visiting my Christian fundamentalist mom and stepdad and relatives, and reconnecting with old friends. It has been lovely to break from my desk  in many ways, but I miss my writing. Between the visits and entertaining the kids and the evenings of Olympic marathon-ing (as in we … Continue reading