Monday, January 21, 2019

Soup Carry-In - My Contribution to the Human Resources Team This School Year

I'm on the Human Resources team at school. Each teacher is asked to join a team. I joined the HR team because I thought it would be the most comfortable for me as a new teacher. But now, I wish I'd joined the tech team. Oh well!

Note: we don't have a PTA or any kind of parent organization at our school. So, those of you who do, please appreciate those folks!

It's fun planning fun activities for the teachers. The people on our team are supposed to sign up for a month. I signed up for January and since it was National Soup Month, I thought that would be a nice, comforting warm spot on a cold winter day. I think everyone enjoyed it!

Here's the poster I designed:


Who arranges the fun stuff for your staff at your school?

Monday, January 7, 2019

Yes, I'm Still Alive! (How I Survived my Master's Thesis)


When you're writing a book or a thesis, you do live a solitary life for a while. And it's hard for friends and family to understand these things don't write themselves. To do so, you have to let yourself be a little selfish. You have to believe it's what you're supposed to do, and you must have the time and space to do it.

I love doing research much more than I imagined. I didn't think I was cut out for getting a Ph.D. someday, but maybe I will. I'm completely obsessed with the topic I studied: Executive Function.

Executive Functioning is the one skill that trips students up no matter their age or ability. Those with weak executive functioning struggle in life all around.

Here's my slide presentation. Let me know if you have questions!


A Repost from October Because I Love 4th-Grade ELA!

Sunday, October 30, 2016 #11 -- An Amazing Week in 4th Grade If someone sentenced me to teach 4th grade for the rest of my li...