#10: How Can We Fix Middle School?

TL;DR: Maybe. Although, it might not actually need to be fixed. I’m still working to figure this answer out. I never expected myself to be a middle school teacher. In my undergraduate experience, I was always so impressed and baffled by the people that said they wanted to be middle school teachers. “You mean toContinue reading “#10: How Can We Fix Middle School?”

#09: These Jobs Came into Existence Since I was a Kid. What Jobs Will Exist for our Students?

There’s an ISTE article with a knock you off your feet kind of title. It comes paired with an equivocal punch from the content of the article as well. The article “Preparing students for jobs that don’t exist” carries such a powerful message that this is actually the second time I’m writing about it. If you’reContinue reading “#09: These Jobs Came into Existence Since I was a Kid. What Jobs Will Exist for our Students?”

#08: How I Survived Going Back to Face to Face Instruction

How to Fix Frequent Mistakes in Student Writing TL;DR: 1. Meet your students at their needs before jumping into content. 2. Don’t over-extend yourself like I do. I went back to face to face instruction on Monday, February 1st. We had been virtual again since early November. After 84 days, I finally got to educateContinue reading “#08: How I Survived Going Back to Face to Face Instruction”

#07: How to Fix Frequent Mistakes in Student Writing

How to Fix Frequent Mistakes in Student Writing TL;DR: Here’s a style guide I made for 7th & 8th Graders. Every English teacher or writer has read The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. The piece of work was originally published in 1918, but it’s been republished several times since. Each new draft encroachedContinue reading “#07: How to Fix Frequent Mistakes in Student Writing”

#06: A Teacher Combatting Imposter Syndrome

What I Know I feel imposter syndrome often! It creeps up on me every so often, depending on how well I’m taking care of myself. Unfortunately, I do think it comes with being a rookie early in my teaching career. Imposter syndrome makes me feel like I’m not qualified or capable enough to accomplish dayContinue reading “#06: A Teacher Combatting Imposter Syndrome”

#05: One Word for 2021 #Explore

I’m hopping on the one word train! Albeit about three weeks late, but I’m here. I’ve recently become inundated with information in the education field. So, it only makes sense that 2021 will be defined by the word “explore.” I’m just over halfway in my second year, and I ignorantly began the term with aContinue reading “#05: One Word for 2021 #Explore”

#04: Why I Didn’t Choose the Admin Route

The Administration Path is Not My Path.  I’ve discovered that I get a tremendous amount of energy from interactions with coworkers and students during my days. Being a teacher is quite fantastic most of the time. We get to take students on a journey through the curriculum while getting to know them and their families.Continue reading “#04: Why I Didn’t Choose the Admin Route”