Summertime = Library time!

Click here to receive The Learning Curve in your inbox once a month. You can opt-out at any time. I am a library girl.  My love for libraries stems from great childhood memories, especially at the Chatham library in both the original and new locations.  Now our library visits are less for me and more... Continue Reading →

Wear your red gown with pride

It's graduation day.  The bag piper fills his bag to prepare for the slow march to the dais as the administrators take their places.  The faculty forms a sort of walkway/tunnel/barrier against late comers for the graduates to walk through. As the graduates processional through us in their red polyester gowns many of them are laden... Continue Reading →

What a diagnosis of mono taught me

In my 17th year of teaching, I was diagnosed with mononucleosis.  Yes, an adult can actually get mono.  Who knew?  I was exhausted, moody, and thought something may be seriously wrong with me. The positive blood test for mono was a surprise, but in hindsight it should have been obvious. I worked every day through... Continue Reading →

Happy Mother’s Day, Mama

I followed in my mom’s footsteps to college as an English major, we took graduate level courses together as we pursued our Master’s degrees, and finally ended up teaching in the same school. I had the unique opportunity to work with my mom, not only in the same building, but also in the same classroom.... Continue Reading →

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