Musing


Why I Left Teaching
What a Liberal Arts Education Did For Me
A Day Destined to Create Nurturers of Children and Lovers of Literature
Rewards and Challenges of Working for the State Department
I Was Never Really Excited About Moving to Kentucky
Balancing Work and Play
Taking a Leap
Back in the Classroom (teaching pre-service teachers)
Drawn to Science
What I'm Learning from Design Thinking
Unhappy Captives in Education
Complacency Makes Me Cringe
Dealing with Naysayers
Remembering September 11th
My Teacher Preparation Program Didn't Teach Me Everything
What My Ten Year Old Reminded Me This Christmas
Why Must Children be Quiet at School
Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching in Kentucky 
Why I Support the Common Core 
A Visit to City Lights Books in San Francisco 
How My Son Taught Me to Appreciate STEM 
Thinking about Math, Poetry, and Art
Learning about the Battle of Perryville
#teachingis a chance to never stop learning 
Beware of Individualized Instruction
A Broken Ankle is Teaching Me a Few Lessons 
Building Strong Teacher-Student Relationships (a written conversation between a NBCT & PhD)
Chatting about Teacher Time 
Let's Change the Test Scores Conversation 
Learning about School Finance 
Dreaming of a Teacher Powered School
Turning My CV Into a Resume
10 Most Stated Phrases and Questions
Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West

Contributing to the Community
It's Hard to Learn When You're Hungry
Teaching My Children about the Importance of Voting
Girl Rising Part I (Using the Film Clip in My Class)
Girl Rising Part II (Writing an article for Cake & Whiskey Magazine)
Girl Rising Part III (Serving as Movie Captain for our Lexington Viewing)
Lexington Teen Inspired by Girl Rising 
Volunteering at the JLA Elementary Entrepreneur Fair
Teaching Coding for Day of Code at Middle School

Blogging & Social Media
My First Post
Reflecting on My First Six Months
One Year Blogging Anniversary
My Eleventh Hour Connected Educator Post
5 Things I've Learned in Two Years of Blogging
Why I Read Hatching Twitter 
8 Takeaways From Better Blogging Training 
5 Reasons to Read Things a Little Bird Told Me 
10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2014
Blogging to Raise the Voices of Teachers and Students
Blogging for Cake and Whiskey Sip and Slice
Grateful for Creativity, Life, and Hope
Year in Review: 10 Most Popular Posts of 2015

Why I am Returning to Teaching

School starts August 16th and for the first time in nearly 8 years, I will return to school with rosters full of students in classes I...