5 Graphic Novels That Belong on Summer Reading Lists

Ah, summer!  When students all over America break free of their desks and high-tail it to the pool. For about five seconds, until their summer reading lists appear and ruin everything. Now let’s be real. Even as a kid I loved to read, but summer reading lists were a burden all the same. It wasn’t fun reading. Sure, I liked some of the books I was exposed to, but so many more were dry or hard to focus on when I really just wanted to get back outside. ...more
I'm going to try to not nerd out too much over this post. ;) I'm a high school English teacher, ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your November 2014 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! In fact, we're going to be culling out some great posts from the list below and paying you to feature them on BlogHer during the month of November to celebrate NaBloPoMo. ...more
I'm excited to get back into the blogging game this month! more

Shame: I Have a "Butch" Fiancée and I Still Pointed a Student to the Wrong Bathroom

Today I felt more shame than I have ever felt before in my life. I felt like a failure to my lesbian and educator identities....more
SunbonnetSmart.com  Thanks, Robin! Your kind words mean so much. Also, Max thinks you're ... more

Shame: I Have a "Butch" Fiancée and I Still Pointed a Student to the Wrong Bathroom

Today I felt more shame than I have ever felt before in my life. I felt like a failure to my lesbian and educator identities....more
Rita Arens  Thanks, Rita! Your words mean a lot. They're also so true! :) more

I cried in the faculty room today.

So I wrote about my amazing student a few days ago, and I posted the note I wrote to her as well. Today she slyly slipped a note on my desk at the start of class. I knew what it probably said, based on what I had written, and I slipped it in my folder to read during my prep.What I didn't expect was to cry in the faculty room. Lucky for me nobody saw, but if they had, I would have had to show them this note and make them cry too. ...more
@Denise Thanks, Denise-- I'm still fumbling around and learning how to work my posts on BlogHer. ... more

Blogging Boundaries: This Part of My Life is Now Off-Limits

Heather and Jon Armstrong made a divorce announcement yesterday on the heels of their separation announcement last spring. The identical posts on their blogs, Dooce and Blurbomat, both had comments closed, and both clearly outlined how they hoped their news would be treated by their readers. ...more
As my blog has grown and gained readership, including that of my family and people in my real ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
Participating in NaBloPoMo for the first time has been absolutely exhausting ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
I love meeting new bloggers...and discovering new ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
Today I was reminded that some families cannot afford ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
I speak franglais now, but I used to speak français somewhat ... more
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