Category Archives: Teaching

Ouch and My First Day

So yesterday I fell through our back porch. It’s not as bad as it sounds, but it hurts worse than it looks. I was climbing down from the roof and onto the railing of the porch when I lost my balance … Continue reading

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I probably won’t be able to sleep tonight. After all, tomorrow is a big day. Tomorrow marks my official first day at my new teaching position. If you’ve known me for a few years, you know I’ve been all over … Continue reading

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Far Too Long

What am I doing here? I was embarrassed to realize my last post was over a year ago. A lot has happened, enough that I don’t know where to begin. I’ve changed schools twice, from a Career Center to a … Continue reading

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Bad News

I knew something wasn’t right this morning. Most mornings, we have the TV on in my house turned to the local news. Like a lot of Americans we watch it mostly for the weather and traffic reports. There’s just so much … Continue reading

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Put guns in the schools, because that’s the only sane thing to do

Originally posted on The Matt Walsh Blog:
We all understand how this works by now, don’t we? There was a shooting at a Colorado high school on Friday. It was headline news for about 43 minutes, then it became a…

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Relief and Heartache

My heart is split in two right now. On the one hand, my problem student was absent today. The class was outstanding. We opened our textbook, read and discussed some background information on The Canterbury Tales, and talked about characterization. … Continue reading

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A Long December

I heard the now vintage Counting Crows song “A Long December” on the radio this afternoon and my mind swept back to friends I miss to the depths of my soul. It has been a rough few weeks, today one … Continue reading

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