Mike (who was Twitter famous for like, a hour, for this post), is always coming across interesting or funny articles to share with me. Do you have someone in your life who always seems to find these things, too? This article from Barstool Sports he sent me about how millennial couples treat their bachelor and… Continue reading Let’s Talk About: Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties
Hi! Welcome to our home! Mike and I have been in our house since last September, and I'm thrilled to say we finally have a guestroom set up! Yay! Everyone come sleep over! It really does take a long time to furnish a home, and it's easy to forget that when Instagram and Pinterest are… Continue reading One Space at a Time: Our Guestroom!
Have you seen this TedTalk with Luvvie Ajaji? She's an author and self-proclaimed "professional troublemaker" who spoke on the platform back in November of last year about being a "domino" of change by speaking "thoughtful truths", especially when there are few others who will take the risk. Being a "domino" sounds a little scary. But she… Continue reading An Important Reminder
So many conversations during writing instruction have gone like this: "Miss, can you read this?" "Sure! What am I looking for?" Blank stare. "I mean, what do you want feedback on?" I venture. "I want to know if this is good." Anyone else have similar conversations with their students? Last year I finally figured out… Continue reading Helping Students Own Their Writing Process: No Hand-Holding Required
...to the first day of a new school year! I hope you're having a great weekend! My first day back at school is August 7th for PD, then my new freshies will start orientation the following week. I'm so excited to begin sharing my resources with you on my Teachers Pay Teachers page: Cobbleandbrickclassroom. I… Continue reading The Countdown is On…
The new school year is getting closer and closer, but like most teachers, I'm hanging onto everything "summer" real tight. Here are five things that I've been loving! Tassles and fringe everything: Fun, colorful and whimsical while still being work appropriate. Next to nautical stripes, these are my favorite summer styles. … Continue reading 5 Things I’m Loving This Summer
Hi! Happy Friday! On August 7th I'll begin my 8th year as a high school English teacher (!) If you're interested, let me know and I can do a little post on my teaching journey (NH, NY, MA). I'm getting really excited to decorate my classroom to make the space welcoming and ready for a… Continue reading Writing Curriculum: What I’ve Learned, What I’m Still Learning
When I think back on what was going on in my life in April 2016, I think of the following words: unsure and unemployed, but also thankful. If you've read my earlier posts, you know I left my teaching job in Brooklyn, NY that winter of 2016. Though I never really disclosed why here, if… Continue reading It’s been a minute, so hello again!