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

Sunshine Blogger Award: 11 Things You Might Not Know About Me


Life, Writing

Hi Friends:) Wayyyyy back on Monday, Erin tagged me for the Sunshine Blogger Award, and I’ve been slowly pulling myself together to answer her tag ever since! In case you’re not familiar with Erin; she’s a fellow teacher/fitness enthusiast with the CUTEST DOG and some truly awesome daily content. What is your best advice to a […]

March 4, 2018

Teacher Tuesday: Gear That Keeps Me Going


Life, Writing

Hi Friends:) Last week I wrote about self care for my Teacher Tuesday post in part because I’d had a tough week and needed to use all my best self-care strategies to come out the other end feeling strong and confident. And TA-DA! Here I am! Still alive! And excited for a 4-day-work week! Part […]

November 7, 2017

Teacher Tuesday: First Edition


Life, Writing

Hi Friends:) Those of you who know me know that besides reading, writing, and running, I am also VERY passionate about my career. I’m about to finish my sixth year as a special education teacher, and although there are tough days, and I sometimes have to work long hours, it is all so, so worth […]

June 13, 2017

A Writer’s Life: Making the Time


Life, Writing

I’ve loved writing for as long as I can remember, but I’ve also be pressed for time for about two decades now. Yes, I’ve been over scheduled since the second grade. What can I say? Back then it was ballet lessons, homework, soccer, and avoiding eating my vegetables. Nowadays it’s work, family, workouts, chores, etc., […]

May 24, 2017