I’m Sorry, But What Day Is It?

January 6, 2014

So, we are looking into the face of snow day #3 for me and snow day #2 for the kids. My concept of what day it is completely and totally messed up. I was supposed to go back to work on Thursday. We had a snow day. We went in on Friday and then the [...]

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The Dream

December 30, 2013

The decision to be a teacher was born from my experience working in a residential facility teaching special education.  There was something about connecting with the kids and helping them.  There was something awesome about the camaraderie of the staff–all of us working together.  All of us dedicated to the same end goal.  I didn’t [...]

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In Absentia

November 19, 2013

I have missed this place and every time I think about popping in, a stack of poorly written papers keep me at bay.  I can honestly say that teaching is kicking my ass.  I can also say that I couldn’t possibly love my job more (well maybe if it paid a living wage–but don’t get [...]

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Pure Exhaustion

August 24, 2013

I just finished my first week (okay 2 days) of teaching.  And let me say, I totally forgot how exhausting teaching is.  I teach 3–85 minute classes a day with one 85 minute “plan” period.  I also forgot how much work it is to be on your feet most of the day as opposed to [...]

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Engaging

August 11, 2013

I have been working hard to ensure that I am more engaged with my family.  Now that I have left my old job and have had a few weeks of “downtime,” I have tried to be as present as possible.  I have all but absent on Twitter (barely reading my timelines once a day) and [...]

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