I'm so thankful that I teach at a school that a handful of years ago said we're going to face our biases together. We're going to understand systemic racism. We're going to struggle through learning how to engage in courageous conversations with each other. We're going to develop cultural proficiency in our classrooms. Y'all, this … Continue reading
Well, these are certainly crazy days! There's the disheartening crazy. Headlines driving fear and panic. People stockpiling as if our country is running out of food and toilet paper. Social media spreading false information and just plain thoughtlessness. It's too easy to get sucked into the chaos. Like five minutes of scrolling through a newsfeed … Continue reading corona diaries: good kinds of crazy
Oh my goodness, please make Tieghan Gerard's garlic butter shrimp pad thai NOW!!! This was hands down the best meal I've fed the family in the past two weeks. Like so good, I hid the leftovers in the back of the fridge so I could have them all to myself for lunch. #sorrynotsorry Whew! February … Continue reading Whoa, February
Any teacher could tell you that a classroom is a room full of stories. My grandmother, Mawmaw, was a 5th grade teacher in the same district I teach in now. Some of the novels that used to be in her classroom are now in mine. I grew up hearing the stories of her room. The … Continue reading Gratitude
Hola 2020!!! This year is off to a crazy but exciting start. I think it's worth noting that I turned 39 this month, which I find to be pretty thrilling! For me, a good birthday celebration revolves around eating really delicious food. Honestly, a good meal while I'm wearing an elastic waistband with the people … Continue reading Fearful or fearless?