Taking Paths Less Traveled

Joyful Hiker. Mother. Teacher. Adventurer.

Overcrowded classrooms hurt everyone. In the education world the motto is, “Do what is best for students.” This is wonderful and inarguably needs to be the goal for all educators. But what does that really look like and what are the powers-that-be doing to achieve that? The basic ideas of education are high quality research …

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When ever my district or union offers to send me to a conference I jump on the opportunity. I love conferences. The crowds, the energy, the inspiration.  Spring #CUE18 did not disappoint! Unfortunately, it is hard to hang onto the glow I get from a series of great sessions. When at the conference the energy …

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When I was looking for a teaching job, I never imagined that come Winter Break, I wouldn’t want to go back. In fact, all through college, as I heard over and over the statistics of early teachers changing careers, I thought, “Not me!”

Walking on campus during 6th grade recess was a bit of a culture shock. The first thing I noticed was how physically giant 6th graders are in comparison to the 1st graders! Next I noticed the attitudes that went along with the difference in size. One girl, on her cell phone, nearly smashed into me …

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Taking Paths Less Traveled

Joyful Hiker. Mother. Teacher. Adventurer.

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