Tag: teaching

Sunday Reflections

What I do know is that as each day passes, I feel lighter and more human. That’s enough for me right now. It’s been decades since I’ve felt this human. I kinda like it.

This Final Friday

I may have started teaching in 1995, but I have never known what it feels like to not have August be my New Year’s Eve and the first week of June having a holiday-like vibe. I’ve had bits of dreams of what it would be like to enjoy a gorgeous, chilly autumn morning outside of the cinder block school walls, or…

Monday Musing

Why is patience one of the hardest human states to cultivate? Why is it so easy to disrupt?

Sunday Reflections

As you can see, I’m not yet back in the flow of a daily post, but I’ll keep working on it. There’s something to the habitual practice of writing even a short blog post each day that has an alchemical reaction to making me more aware of the moment-to-moment spaces in life, so it’s a place I like to be. In the meantime, this week has been interesting…

Sunday Reflections

Hello, friends. It’s been some time, hasn’t it? Today is a gorgeous, warm, mid-spring day here in Ohio, the kind we spend the rest of the year either wishing for or looking back upon. I’ve spent the weekend dog sitting for a colleague, which reminded me of…

Thursday Thanks

Feeling good about your life, but not expressing a heartfelt ‘thank you’ is like wrapping a gift for someone but never giving it to them–Chip Conley

Wednesday’s Words

I know this sounds a little extra fluffy, but we’re not in a world of reading, writing, and arithmetic being enough. We have students who’ve not been taught to be humans, and being a good reader does not make you a functional, successful, and relatable human. I don’t have the answers, but I can work with what I have.