Posted in November 2013

Pop-Culturally Relevant Assignments/Projects

Pop-Culturally Relevant Assignments/Projects

When I first started teaching, I was always looking for assignments and/or projects that the students would think was cool because the assignment and/or project mirrored what was cool in their teen lives at the time. I think, somewhere tucked in my file cabinet, I still have a vanity plate of one of my 8th … Continue reading

Coming Out in the Classroom

I know this title might be read in terms of sexual orientation, but it’s more than that. I have gone through many phases in my career when I *wish* I was different in the classroom. Just this week, I observed a sweet young adjunct who teaches at our community college. While I can craft and … Continue reading

My Little Test Taker

My Little Test Taker

(This was written/posted about a week ago…then WordPress opened  on my iPhone in my bag to my posts page, and I deleted this post on accident. Ugh. Therefore–repost!) Sunday afternoon/evening brings the inevitable “Have you done all your homework?” question to Alexandra, our first grader. Each weekend she has to read two level-appropriate books, do … Continue reading

Unicorn Standards (not Common Core Standards)

Unicorn Standards (not Common Core Standards)

About six weeks back I got on Amazon to find a horse costume for my son and a cheetah costume for my daughter. While sifting through the many horse costumes out there, this beauty caught my attention and I almost died laughing: But then it got better. I read the REVIEWS. Here are a few … Continue reading