There are a few classic reactions that my students have when they see me outside of school. I think the fact that we all wear uniforms (even the teachers) makes it an even crazier thing to encounter your teacher, who is usually wearing a button up and dress pants, in the grocery store in yoga … Continue reading Here’s the thing about seeing students outside of school
I've noticed that real bloggers often have a "link you up" weekly post to share everything they've enjoyed on the internet each week. Since my Facebook status updates had gotten out of control as I shared approximately 12 interesting/funny/thought-provoking articles/blog posts daily, I thought this weekly update would be a good way to go. So here … Continue reading Check this out!
She was used to being on her own. She was used to enjoying being on her own. But now that her other option was being with him, being alone didn’t sound so great anymore. She's the new girl. Again. Her dad's late to pick her up from school. Again. She sighs, checking her phone and … Continue reading Bryan and Lee Part 1
My students say, "I can't," a lot. Usually when I've just asked them to draw something. I'll say something like, "Now I would like you to draw the story we've just read." Then three or four or seventeen of my students will say/whine, "Yo no pueeeeeedooo, profeeeeeee." ("I caaaaan't, teeeeeacher"). (Dominican Spanish is very whiny, … Continue reading Here’s the thing about “I can’t”
I grew up always having a lot of friends. In high school I would throw parties about once a month and have 50-60 of my closest pals dancing (and at times, scootering) around my house all weekend. So much fun! And I'm so thankful for my parents who let us get a little crazy sometimes. … Continue reading I am grateful (for friends).
This month I am doing the Proverbs-a-day thing and this morning in Proverbs 16 I read this: Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. - Proverbs 16:32 Now, this being slow to anger thing is really big since I work … Continue reading Here’s the thing about self-control
I decided to try my hand at fiction. I have no idea if it's worth reading. “Do you want to go with me?” I said, not looking at him. “Where are we going?” he asked, turning to look at me. “That doesn’t really answer my question.” I was testing him. He let out a long … Continue reading Malecón