The best $25 we spent all year

Our Danville Science Center membership was the best $25 we spent all year, and it seems like one of best kept secrets (that shouldn’t be kept) around. If you don’t live in the Danville area, read on to find out about science center partnerships around the country. Membership is affordable for all at only $65... Continue Reading →

Teaching sonnets today

Read this original post on When I received my copy of Terrance Hayes' book American Sonnets for my Past and Future Assassin I decided that I wanted to freshen up my sonnet unit to look beyond the traditional sonnets. I had about six 90-minute class periods to devote to sonnets before Spring Break. This... Continue Reading →

The card debacle of 2018

Our family Christmas card was the #momfail of the 2018 holiday season (or the first of several, it is early after all). After having beautiful pictures taken with Santa by the wonderfully talented Mariah Springs, I spelled my own kid’s name wrong on the card. Yep, I left the R out of Patrick christening him... Continue Reading →

My teaching manifesto for 2017-18

Tomorrow I will welcome new students and their parents (and likely many recent alumni) into my classroom for open house.  This fresh start is the perfect time to set some "gutsy goals" as we look ahead towards 180 days of learning together. I will pray for my students, individually and collectively. I will fail spectacularly.... Continue Reading →

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