The Home Stretch

The school year is drawing to a close.  This time of year is always a bit hectic for educators.  In my role as an ELL teacher right now, that involves finishing up the state’s standardized tests, completing ILPs for each of my EL students, and, oh yeah, teaching in the days I have in between … More The Home Stretch


I come from a long line of amazing women.   I still have the baby quilt handmade by my great grandmother.  In fact, it hung in my own children’s rooms when they were babies.  She was amazing.  I never knew my great grandfather, but I love hearing my mom’s stories about them.  They lived through … More Motherhood

Why celebrate teachers?

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week in the U.S. (in case you didn’t get that memo).  Why should teachers be celebrated?  They get a lot of paid holidays.  They get their summers off.  A computer could do their jobs. Shockingly, these are real statements, that real people have said…people who were taught, by teachers, at some … More Why celebrate teachers?