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A peek inside my journal …

Late on a Friday night, if you were to open my journal for today, there are random notes on two pages. “Philosophies of Education What to teach … Essentialism Progressivism Perennialism Existentialism How to teach … Behaviorism Cognitivism Constructivism Humanism — social reconstruction, critical theory” I’m doing some research on my educational philosophies. I didn’t really even know...

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Queen of Avoiding

I am still avoiding most of that stuff on yesterday’s list … simply because I don’t want to do any of it. I’m in a funk and the avoidance is just adding to it. I’m dealing with some really severe personal insecurities and though I’m sharing a few issues here and there with those I trust, but a...

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Things I Am Avoiding

writing this week’s lesson plans editing my poetry portfolio working on my TEFL/TESOL course dealing with some icky feelings changing my sheets cleaning my desk & dresser spring cleaning the clothes in my closet writing my summer school curriculum map thinking about HTF I’m going to teach kids to dance budgeting for school reimbursement paperwork for my classroom...

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Kid in a candy store

I love office supplies. I would rather go office supply shopping than any other shopping out there. I got super excited today when I realized that Smead made super-pretty purple file folders. I ordered them. I also invested in a new iPad case since I’m tired of my navy blue boring one. I opted for fantastically bright green...

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Pass the tea

This year … oh this year. I’ve been sick once a month since school started, but this thing I’ve got this time around takes the cake; pneumonia. It’s icky. Coughing so hard my face hurts, can’t catch my breath worth a damn, green snots, yeah, it’s icky. School is kicking my ass this year. Just yeah. It is....

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Dealing with Sunday Night Blues

Though it’s not really Sunday night, for every teacher who had President’s Day as a “day off,” tonight is frightening. Sunday Night Blues are a real thing for teachers, and having a “case of the Mondays” is absolutely real for us, too. Lately, I’ve been dreading my “Mondays.” Even when Monday actually falls on a Tuesday, I spend the evening either trying...

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books, and school, and bras, oh my!

my newest sports bra looks like a piece of orc armor … it’s all full of metal and grey straps this morning at breakfast, one of the waiters teased me about my caffeine consumption until it got busy have become fascinated with the Hemingway editor “Hemingway makes your writing bold and clear. Hemingway highlights long, complex sentences and common errors… If...