Three Signs That Returning To Teaching Is the Right Thing to Do

If you’ve been following my blog, you know I’ve been struggling with the “What should I do with the rest of my life?” decision for months. (If you haven’t and you don’t, read “Can This Marriage Be Saved?” and “Orange Is the New Green: The Night I Knew I Needed to Step Away From Teaching” to catch…

Teaching With Both Hands

As a teacher, I know a thing or two about learning. Thing 1. Children learn through observation from a very young age, and they do not need to understand what they are seeing for learning to happen. A 1988 study in Developmental Psychology showed that babies as young as nine months imitate actions hours after…

Super Sunday With Pockets Full of Corn

I spent a good part of the last five days struggling to write about Sunday, September 20. Why that day? I wanted to write about it because it was the perfect day. It was perfect not because I woke up to find that all of my gray hairs had disappeared. (They hadn’t.) And not because…

Can This Marriage Be Saved?

It’s been 13 years, and the union has both blessed and tormented me. Blessed me with children, long vacations, financial security, opportunities to learn and travel, engaging relationships, pride, and purpose. And tormented me with feelings of resentment, anger, frustration, anxiety, and inadequacy.  If it sucks your soul, you know you’re doing it right.