Taking Paths Less Traveled

Joyful Hiker. Mother. Teacher. Adventurer.

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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I got an email today from the local elite charter school of which my children, and countless others, remain on the “waiting list”. This school, touted as promoting high standards for Math and Science and Technology sent this email to the Unfortunate Many still on the waiting list reminding parents of the level of standards students are …

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