It is the start of a new semester and the second half of the year. I was desperate to get back to school. I was desperate for routine and constant community. I was desperate for hallway hugs and gossip. For the smell of coffee and copy paper. I was desperate for the self-centered world of … Continue reading Back to School
Are you going to work through chemo?
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?
Burning to Return to Normal
The first week of April, I returned to school. Our students had just come off of a week-long fall break, but I was coming off of my own personal three-week hiatus. I can affirm that I was one of the only people actually excited to be back in school. Back to normal. I was elated … Continue reading Burning to Return to Normal
Cultural Awakening at an International School
So it turns out I'm in Uruguay and teach students from lots of different countries. Don't know why that continues to shock me. Perhaps it's the little cultural awakenings that I am constantly facing in my classroom. I have given each class of my students group work in order to set my expectations and see … Continue reading Cultural Awakening at an International School