Tag Archives: Reflections

Purposeful procrastination

I could work all of my waking hours and still have more to do.  I really could.  In fact, I’ve tried that many times.  It’s not sustainable.  It’s horrible.  I’m sure all of you teachers out there can empathize. But … Continue reading

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Thirty-six new stunts this week?

I went to a great early childhood literacy conference on Saturday.  As is typical of me, I got all fired up from hearing excited, passionate, and smart people speak their minds.  By the end of the day I had a … Continue reading

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8 weeks

It has been 8 weeks since I last blogged.  That’s a long time.  I have plenty of excuses.  Want to hear them? School was, and always is, a whirlwind leading up to winter break. Staff morale was quite low in … Continue reading

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Weekend Work

For years I’ve listened to my dad debate whether or not to go into work on the weekends.  He works such long hours already, and yet, he is often pulled back on a quiet Sunday by the desire to “catch … Continue reading

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The grand battle

And we’re back.  Teachers opened the classroom doors on Thursday morning, took deep breaths, grumbled at the realization that summer vacation is over, smiled at the sight of their favorite resource books, and then grumbled some more when it became … Continue reading

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I love coffee dates

I love coffee dates.  I can’t think of many more productive ways to use my time than to catch up with someone while sipping something delicious.  I feel so inspired after an hour or so of sitting across from a … Continue reading

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Blank stares

This year, I’m teaching summer school.  It’s the first time I’ve done it, and it has undoubtedly brought up some interesting reflections.  I have six students in my class, all who just finished first grade.  Going in, I thought “6 … Continue reading

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