I posted in August about reentering public school employment after taking a year-long leave of absence from teaching — and thus many of you have begun asking: “How has the …
Learning is everywhere, from English language lessons like vocabulary, grammar, and literary devices in my ELA classroom, to facts about famous buildings around the world, to life lessons for use at home (including my giant set of honest Beachbody reviews for how to exercise affordably and effectively), to the delight of drawing prompts and art inspiration. Browse these articles to find happy and useful new ways to see the world.
Thoughts on becoming a school librarian after two decades as a classroom English teacher: why and how, plus the job search and certification process.
Learn about visiting Herman Melville’s Arrowhead home in Pittsfield, MA in the Berkshires of Western MA, where the famous whale book Moby Dick was written!
What does it mean to juxtapose? See juxtaposition examples, definition, sentences, and more of the useful vocabulary word in photography, literature, and art.
A useful list of divorce books, recommended from personal experience and therapist suggestions, including readings to help kids about marriage separation.
Looking for fabulously geeky STEM clothes? Check out these math dresses and shirts for Pi Day and beyond from the woman-owned clothing company, Princess Awesome
Honest review of an affordable personal writing retreat (also for artists) with 3 meals a day and lodging included at the Highlights Foundation in Pennsylvania.
Looking for fun Spanish immersion for kids and language lessons, classes, or camp at a school abroad? Learn about Habla in Merida, Mexico: friendly & bilingual!
Reflections on why I’m going on a leave of absence from teaching after 18 years, and what’s next in terms of my career, healing, writing, and rebooting.
Lover of old and unusual used books? You MUST see these photos of Rodgers Book Barn in Hillsdale, NY, near the border with Massachusetts and the Berkshires!