Well, one thing is for sure. I am not a virtual teacher. I detest this. I loath this. And it isn't because of the kids. They have been incredibly patient and positive and truthfully better behaved and engaged than in a normal classroom setting. I hate this process because I cannot see all of their … Continue reading Virtual Teaching – Week One
I keep seeing all of these memes about parents finally realizing that a teacher's job is hard and we should be paid more and yada yada yada. First, duh! But second, I could also say the same about anyone's job that I am not qualified to do. Why? Because I am intelligent enough to know … Continue reading Homeschool Memes Rant
I now have an incredible amount of time on my hands and promise, promise, promise that I will backlog all of the posts missing from Peru and my current health situation. But since this blog was originally formed to talk about my adventures teaching abroad, I figured this was a good a time as any … Continue reading Corona Virus Hits Uruguay
I love graduation. It is that culminating moment when all of the blood, sweat, tears, anger, laughers, failure and successes pay off. It doesn't matter how much grief a student has given me over the years, seeing him or her walk a stage and receive a diploma makes all of the pain worth it. My … Continue reading A Tiny Graduation with a Big Heart
I received the sweetest video from my HHS family. I love you all so much. You have no idea how much this made my day! I miss you all like crazy and want you to know that ya done made me cry and laugh and feel very very very loved. To Carmen: You look amazing, … Continue reading To My HHS Family
Dear STUCO, I want you to know that I am so proud of you all. You have worked tirelessly for the past few months putting together a coffee house to remember. The decorations looked amazing! Unraveling those banners on the wall gave me goosebumps. And I know some of you put in way more hours … Continue reading A Letter to STUCO and Mr. Davidson
I cannot tell you how many people have asked the question if I am going to continue to work throughout chemo. And each time I look right at the person and say, "Of course!" But what about germs? Kids are gross! But what about the stress? Teachers have to make so many decisions and have … Continue reading Are you going to work through chemo?
I still cannot believe I am in my second year as an international teacher. Even more wild is this is my eighth year in a classroom! The second year means familiarity and comfort. The newness and nerves are no longer present. I know the routine and most of the kids. I have an established place … Continue reading Second Day / Second Year