Steps in Stopping Racial Inequality

We don’t get to choose the color of our eyes or the color of our hair. They make colored contacts and hair dye to change the small things we want to change yet we are left with something that we cannot permanently change with a box of hair dye or contacts we can pick up from our eye doctor-our skin color....more

Unschooling through Art and Languages

*I wrote this post last year but it's one of my favorites*...more

Nov 28 Reaping What Got Sown in my Teaching Years

Nov 28    Reaping What Got Sown in my Teaching Years ...more

That's just how I feel

As a person, we have the right to stand by our opinion and that is just how I feel. I have received many responses from adult and old people-like that they like my enthusiasm and positivity....more

HS English FAIL

Cross-posted from Tiffscribes blog:...more

The Walking School Bus

When I was in kindergarten, we lived close enough to the school to walk. I only remember walking and biking to the school grounds on the weekends, but the option was there. I would have loved walking to school on school days with a group of my peers and my mom, who probably would have been our group leader. She drove me to school most days anyway....more

Why I Had to Leave Teaching to Become a Better Teacher

I left teaching after 10 years thinking I would never come back to it.  I know it is a clichéd metaphor, but I felt I was closing a door and padlocking it with five extra locks, two more deadbolts and one of those chain thingies to really close it off.  Oh, and I put cement around the door and installed a ton of barbed wire....more
RobinLK Can't wait to read your posts - even though I'm loving my job this year, that doesn't ...more

Thankful for educators

I’m thankful for the good educators I’ve had in my life. When I was in high school, I was an assistant for one of my math teachers. As a teacher’s assistant, I helped make tests, grade quizzes and help students with math problems. It was during that time that I thought I wanted to be a math teacher when I grew up. (When I was in college, I changed majors when I made my first “B” in a math course. I was so naive.)...more
I haven't personally connected with former teachers, but one of my teacher-friends has... She is ...more

The Hidden Costs of Homeschooling

You see a lot (from homeschoolers) about the hidden savings in homeschooling. Most of these come from money that can be saved my having one parent stay home--no work clothes, no lunches out. And there is lots out there to help you homeschool on the cheap--free online curricula, library books, etc.But I also think about the costs that increase because we are homeschooling. I am not talking about curriculum here, or basic school supplies. But what about  ...more