When they ask you how teaching is going….

Today I had to submit an assignment. It went as follows: In a paragraph with anecdotal evidence or a chart or diagram OR a poem or song, Answer the following question: Essential Question:  How does what I do in my classroom work with the characteristics of gifted/advanced learners in ____________County Schools? I chose a poem. … Continue reading When they ask you how teaching is going….

What Facebook is teaching me.

So here’s the thing: As a daily rule, the majority of my Facebook feed is occupied by very intelligent individuals that frequently have different political, social, and religious views from my own. A few years ago, I realized that I was proud of this. For me that means that I am still open to dialogue and other points of view. If my Facebook feed is dominated by the SAME view on EVERY issue, my world is too small and I am not living as I should. However, this week: it’s all the same. Different faces, different hashtags, different words, but the same desperation, suffering and confusion in every single post. #altonsterling #philandocastile #dallas #wtf

“Hope is thing with Feathers…”

Tonight is the first night of Advent. I am expectant. Eager. I desperately want to leave 2015 in peace. The peace that comes with coming face to face with the Savior. I want to end this year communing with the Lord. So often the holidays and the impending New Year bring desperation instead of sincere … Continue reading “Hope is thing with Feathers…”