Providence Half-Marathon Race Recap!


Life, Running

Hi Friends:) So I already gushed about this in Monday’s post, but I wanted to dive a little further into the wonderful day I had at the Providence Marathon and Half Marathon this past Sunday. As usual, I took almost no pictures all day because I am a low-key failure at this whole blogging thing […]

May 9, 2018

Teacher Tuesday: Let’s Talk About Phones


Life, Reading, Writing

Let’s talk about phones and education, kay? I am having a rough year when it comes to student cell phone use. I have a clear policy (although my school and district do not, which concerns me…). I contact parents, and I have designated spots where phones should be kept during class time. But today’s teenagers […]

April 3, 2018

Book Review: The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily


Life, Reading

Hi Friends, Maybe you haven’t heard, but here in Boston we are getting absolutely pummeled by a series of Nor’Easters. Yesterday we had a full-on Blizzard, which forced me indoors all day, except for a 1-hour shoveling shift in the evening. When all was said and done, we got about 15.5 inches of snow in […]

March 14, 2018

Teacher Tuesday: 12 Lessons That Can’t Be Taught


Life

Hi Friends:) As I discussed in yesterday’s post, last week was a crazy week at work. Something about coming back from a vacation the same week as a full moon that caused many, many of my students to make some really poor choices. Kids make mistakes. Thats how we all learn, right? By trying and […]

March 6, 2018

Teacher Tuesday: What Do We DO All Day?!?


Life

Hi Friends, Happy back to school week, for those educators in New England who had last week off. I know for me waking up to an alarm again and dragging myself into school by 7am the last two days has been a painful experience. Okay, so, I am just going to dive in to today’s […]

February 27, 2018

Teacher Tuesday: My Class’ DREAM High School Book List!!


Life

Hi Friends, As a special education teacher for students with mild/moderate learning disabilities, I do a lot of reading comprehension support in my small group tutorial classes. I have loved reading since I was a kid, and I always feel so sad when my students express disinterest or worse, straight up distress about their reading […]

January 3, 2018

Teacher Tuesday: My Vacation Plans


Life, Reading, Running

Hi Friends:) I’d like to share with you today my plan for my much anticipated and much needed vacation, which will be arriving in…. 4 days. 4 DAYSSSSSSSSS. Here’s the plan: Day 1: Long Run. Nap. Giftwrap. Day 2: Sleep in. Watch Harry Potter. Nap. Dinner and Mass with the fam. Sleep more. Day 3: […]

December 19, 2017

Teacher Tuesday: TEACHER GIFT GUIDE!!


Life

Hi Friends:) A family member recently posted on facebook about teacher gift ideas, and all of her friends who were parents immediately posted “a mug and candy and/or cookies!” Not tryna be rude, people, but a human only needs so many mugs. And I sure as heck don’t need any sweets. For me there’s also […]

December 12, 2017