In Defense of Me

Originally posted on Spontaneous Whimsy:
It has come to my attention that people are uncomfortable with Me. It’s almost as if they’re embarrassed by Me. You see, the problem only comes up with Me and the addition of someone else. People are happy enough to go with Me to a movie. (Last week a friend…

My Dear Semicolon:

Originally posted on Spontaneous Whimsy:
Today’s Daily Post’s writing prompt: “By the Dots” was practically designed for the English teacher in me! “We all have strange relationships with punctuation — do you overuse exclamation marks? Do you avoid semicolons like the plague? What type of punctuation could you never live without? Tell us all about…

Best. Inservice. Ever.

Tennessee legislators have once again thrust a new curriculum at teachers who will be evaluated by how well they prepare students using these new TNReady standards. The Sevier County School District where I teach is amazingly supportive of teachers and always looking for ways to help teachers to meet the challenges of teaching our students. … More Best. Inservice. Ever.

If Wishes Were Horses

It’s like The Daily Post has been choosing writing prompts just for me lately. So, I’m writing this post in response to the writing prompt “The New School.” You get to redesign school as we know it from the ground up. Will you do away with reading, writing, and arithmetic? What skills and knowledge will … More If Wishes Were Horses