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Young Adult Books for the Feminist Reader

Young Adult Books for the Feminist Reader

I love Young Adult Books. I love lists. Here’s a great list to keep around from Bitch Magazine: Top 100 Young Adult Books for the Feminist Reader Good for the classroom library or those of us with little girls. Start building the at home library now!

Literary Passage for the Baltimore Ravens

Literary Passage for the Baltimore Ravens

Oh, friends, I am so sorry for the radio silence this week. Work was a BEAST. But I am back. I am following some advice that I read somewhere that said you should read the authors whose writing you love to inform your writing practice. With this in mind, I am rereading Wild by Cheryl … Continue reading

Opt-out of Testing?

Opt-out of Testing?

As per my last post, my mind is everywhere considering the testing quagmire and I feel stuck in as a parent. But I am feeling the need to do something. Something big. Don’t know what that is yet, but I’ll keep you posted. This image/quote came across my facebook feed when I got home that … Continue reading

Struggles with Addiction

Struggles with Addiction

I find a lot of joy, inspiration, solace, humanity, and love in reading blogs. Blogs about mothering, life, illness, grief, teaching, whatever. I feel connected to friends, acquaintances, and total strangers through the words they toss into the universe through their blogs. Thank you, bloggers. One blog I am a big fan of is called … Continue reading

Art on my Mind

Art on my Mind

To follow up my last post on student engagement, I am currently teaching a class at our community college called Arts in NYC, a course I created thanks to the background knowledge I have from courses taken in undergrad with Carol Mavor and elin o’hara slavick, two incredible women whom I have always wanted to … Continue reading

My School Family

Tonight I am going to my old high school’s Christmas party. No doubt I will drink too much and require a lot of coffee, gatorade, and bacon tomorrow morning. That’s how we do it. I worked at Cobble Hill School of American Studies for 10 years. I got a job there after teaching one year … Continue reading

Create

This week I have just needed some inspiration. I think it’s the holiday blues, the end of semester lack of lust for life, my exhausted students are transferring their exhaustion to me, or just winter. Who knows. Maybe just a week of the blahs. So, as mentioned in my Write like a Motherfucker post, I … Continue reading

Miracle

Teaching feels like this. Some days I need a serious attitude adjustment. I get bogged down from the lack of education my students had before they reached me, for the poverty that has engraved itself so deeply into their lives by the age of 18, for their lack of literacy and the feeling that I … Continue reading

Don’t call it a comeback…

…’cause I’ve been blogging for years! But man, this academic life is HARD to juggle. Seriously. When I was teaching high school my focus was TEACHING. Now I teach (and, because I am big on teaching, I still do all the things I did when in the classroom which are very time consuming as you … Continue reading

Water

I am a true Cancer. I know it sounds super stupid for me–a burgeoning academic–to admit to being intrigued in astrological stuff of any nature, but whatever. Judge me if you must. Regardless, since I became intrigued by astrology after a devastating break up after college (we simply were not compatible–a Cancer + a Gemini … Continue reading