Perspective and Progress: Unveiling My One Little Word 2017

Earlier this week, my friend Kevin shared this link on Facebook. In it, Tim Urban outlines all of the ways to consider our time left – in terms of years, weeks, days to go; books left to read, dumplings to consume, time to spend with our parents. It’s not hard to do the math and … Continue reading


Calling All Authors! Blog Tour

When I was a kid, I saw myself as a writer without question. I carried around a notebook writing down everything all the time. I would practice walking down the sidewalk at my grandmother’s house so that I might look sophisticated, grown-up, and no-nonsense like what I figured a reporter would look like on their … Continue reading


I threw this topic out on Sunday afternoon when I saw a message from Kevin asking what we were going to write about this week. “How do we use summer to refuel and recharge?” Seemed like an easy enough topic to consider. Except when I sat down to write, the first thing I thought of … Continue reading

Who Do I Trust?

Kevin English and I were able to catch up at nErDcampMI last week and we swore we’d get back to challenging each other to blog. I was happy to see an email from him within 24 hours with the following topic: Who do we trust more? People we work next to or teaching friends from … Continue reading

Celebrate: Closing Some Tabs

Summer is hurtling by at an alarming rate. My students have been out of school for two weeks already. Many of the upcoming seniors have already gotten their yearbook portraits taken. I’ve moved from one room to another (what an awesome way to ensure I’ve cleaned out every single little corner of stuff I have … Continue reading

Getting Organized

Some years I get to the finish line and I shove everything into boxes and drawers and my closet and head home. Some years I get this incredible urge to clean and organize and make sure I’m not doing all of that when I return in August when I should be fussing over other details. … Continue reading

How to Disappear Blog Tour & Review

How to Disappear Blog Tour & Review

How to Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler About the Book This electric cross-country thriller follows the game of cat and mouse between a girl on the run from a murder she witnessed—or committed?—and the boy who’s sent to kill her. Nicolette Holland is the girl everyone likes. Up for adventure. Loyal to a fault. And … Continue reading

My Favorite Poem

Kevin invited me to write about my favorite poem a little while ago, but I haven’t quite gotten my act together to write about it. Maybe it’s because I hadn’t quite decided which poem was going to be my favorite. It is National Poetry Month and this is a great excuse to spend a bit more … Continue reading