This year is my year to join the online world. Until 2015, I had steadfastly refused to Tweet, Link in, or otherwise have an online presence. I’m not really sure why I decided to dive in now, but I’m so glad I did. As a teacher, I have always embraced technology in my classroom in … More 32-64-128, The Internet is Really Great!
My tiny school, nestled here in the Great Smoky Mountains of Eastern Tennessee, has just been granted the honor of being named one of America’s Top 500 High Schools by Newsweek. You can read the local release here. A highlight from the story in the Knoxville News Sentinel story, released on August 19, 2015 notes … More You’re the Best Around
I am Tracey. Well, Juliet may not have thought much of them, but I’m rather fond of mine. Blogging has reminded me of this. So many of my wonderfully supportive fellow bloggers address me as “Tracey” here in comments. I like that. A situation that I suspect may be almost unique to teachers is that we … More What’s in a Name?
Today, I was so honored to be nominated for a Liebster Award by Catherine Mullaney of Disarmed By Love. Thank you, Catherine. My first reaction was simply to re-read her lovely nomination to me; you see, I’ve been blogging for such a short time, and Disarmed by Love is such a lovely site. When I … More Humbled and Honored, the Liebster Award
As I consider returning to school next week, I must confess my first reaction is to groan at having to wake up so early and keep a regular schedule again. It’s easy for teachers to get bogged down by negativity at the beginning of the school year; it can be difficult to see through the … More Those Back to School Blues
As the new school year approaches, I find myself cringing… not at the thought of classes full of teenagers; I love my kids. Not at “having” to plan and present lessons; this summer I have found some great ideas that I’m excited to try out. No, I cringe at the thought of inservice meetings. It … More Inservice My Way
Uh, what do you mean I’m not immortal? This is news to me. I’m forty-eight years old, and I still eat bacon; that’s right, bacon. And not just any old bacon, an amazing hickory-smoked bacon called Benton’s Bacon. It is so heavenly that it can’t be hurting me, right? Someone say right. I use real … More Hold on Just a Minute!
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Too Big To Fail.” Tell us about something you would attempt if you were guaranteed not to fail (and tell us why you haven’t tried it yet). I’ve had a dream ever since I can remember: I don’t know when I first felt the pull of the stage, … More If I Could Make it There…
I completed this post as an assignment for my Blogging 101 course. As part of the assignment to make it fit my content, I explored this as my students experience a writing prompt. I clicked, I saw, I wrote. … More Hold on Just a Minute!
A fellow blogger and English teacher has written an insightful analysis of why she has not jumped onto Watchman‘s ever growing fanlist. Head over to her site for her views about the publication of Harper Lee’s “new” novel. While you’re there, look around. This is an especially great site for teachers; The Millenery wears many … More The Millenery’s View on Watchman