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Inspired

“19 people in the south side of Chicago were shot since dinnertime.” – NPR, 7 am (shootings occurred within a mile of my school) “We drove one of our graduates up to college in Michigan yesterday.  When we went to … Continue reading

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Year 2

Before spring break last year, I couldn’t fathom going back into the classroom for another year.  By May, I  thought I might survive another year, but you couldn’t make me like it. It’s July- and I’m pumped.     (Watching … Continue reading

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Disability in Disney

I just wrote about disability in popular media for a grad class, so I analyzed Disney movies.  None of my friends could think of a person with disability (not a disabled person, I’m working on people-first language) portrayed in a … Continue reading

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Hired!

I am going to be teaching high school next year!  The school is amazing, I am so excited.  It will be a crazy amount of work though, so expect some crazed/stressed/anxiety-ridden posts in a few months.  More details to come. … Continue reading

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Summertime, and the Livin’ is Easy….

Hey kids!  Time for a post about how much I love……CHICAGO FOOD MUSIC BLUES BBQ SUN BEACHES EL SWIMMING FRIENDS JETSKIS BOATS DUNES POPSICLES POOLS……This summer I am coaching swimming with kiddos in the morning, taking grad classes some evenings, … Continue reading

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End of Year

I left school today thinking about how much I love my students.  I was grinning like an idiot, walking all around school grounds because I forgot I parked my car further away.  They are truly the greatest kids- this morning … Continue reading

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Science

Educators live for the “Eureka!” moment, the lightbulb moment, the “I get it!” moment, the “This is easy!” moment.  It keeps my heart in the work.  And when you can quantify that moment, and even correlate teacher actions with student … Continue reading

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Summer’s Coming…I Can Just Taste It!

Quick life updates! Delicious things I have made recently: – Dates stuffed with goat cheese wrapped in bacon in a balsamic reduction (ok I didn’t make this) – Grilled steak fajitas and watermelon – Sweet potato, onion, apple, bacon hash … Continue reading

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Triathlete

As soon as I acquire a bike, I will be a triathlete in training! The most I had ever run at once was 3 mikes, and that was back in high school. I’m not fast on land. But I’m starting … Continue reading

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Bag o’ Tricks

“Hey- I had fun today. ” The words every teacher wants to hear after a good lesson. I heard them today from one of my silly boys. I win. Every teacher has a bag of tricks that they pull from … Continue reading

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