• Life,  Writing

    When COVID Leads to Retiring Early from Teaching

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    I recently shared what happened when COVID propelled me toward retiring early from teaching and coaching in the public education sector. Want to see how it all turned out? Tap here or the image for a two-minute read on Medium, the platform for building a writing/reading community, and where you’ll…

  • Instruction,  Life,  Process

    Learner or Teacher?

      The other day, while reading fellow blogger and author Carrie Rubin’s post about authors, gender, standards, and profanity/violence, I replied with my perspective as a teacher who worked with middle and high school students for many years. As a reading specialist and as a writer myself, I required lots of writing from my students and…

  • Classroom Life,  Life,  Process

    Disconnected…

    A year ago, on January 4, 2015, I drafted the post below but never published it. I was struggling and knew that if something didn’t change soon, I’d go over the edge. It was a really, really, tough time for me……  Jan 4, 2015: What do you do when what you do is no longer…