Thursday, January 11, 2018
The things I've been great at keeping up with were sticking to my walkthrough schedules, getting more involved in educational policy, and I've done some impromptu co-teaching. So that's 3 of my 6 goals that I'm keeping up with.
While I did organize my twitter deck on my surface I haven't used it as much but I've been a lot better about not going down rabbit holes when I'm checking out my feed.
One of my goals was to actually plan for, participate in and learn something from a Twitter Chat. So I have all these alerts on my calendar that go off each week or so reminding me of twitter chats going on but I keep ending up having different things going on or crazy cats and I haven't been able to participate in as many as I was hoping. I think I've done 2 since my first one. Maybe... That's an improvement though, right?
The goal that I've totally bombed on is the keeping up with blogging. :( While I've been more active on twitter this year I'm still working on making it more consistent and not flooding my feed with too many pics of my foster cats. Speaking of... I have two precious brothers that still need their forever homes!
Fingers crossed I can find these guys a home and get back on track with my goals for the year!
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Our first day of school was Monday and due to the copious amount of rain that came down in our area this weekend we ended up having a delayed start for the first day. Talk about a different way to start the school year! My first year teaching was when Katrina hit and I remember the school I worked at closing for a day while we opened our campus to evacuees.
|From NCA Cheer Camp Aug 2017 at Hendrickson HS|
Thankfully before all the crazy weather started I was able to get an assistant cheer coach so I don't think I'll be pulled in as many directions as I was thinking I would. She came to our first practice on Tuesday and was able to help cover the first Volleyball game so I was able to see my husband and kittens before the sun went down! I'm looking forward to splitting the duties with her so I'll be able to get more planning done for when I work with my math teachers and I won't be totally sucked into all thing cheer.
I'm looking forward to using Google Classroom this year to help my teachers with some Professional Development and learning. I just hope that I can figure out a way to really streamline the process and routines for my teachers so it's not another burden on their plates. If you have any ideas or suggestions I would love to hear them!
I hope everyone else is having a great beginning of the school year and staying safe and dry!
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
You know that wonderful feeling when you complete a large review book that you're putting together for your students.
Yeah, I had that feeling today.
Took me two weeks to get the book put together based on Texas' EOC reporting categories and today I finally finished making the answer key.
Oh, and that other wonderful feeling when a student you no longer have realizes it's time to grow up and focus in passing his classes are tests?
Yeah, I had that feeling today too. Put together a bunch of resources, videos and his STAAR test history so he can knock out that sucker out of the park this year. (fingers crossed)
Just wanted to share about my good feels today. What good feels did you have?
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Saturday, November 12, 2016
This is going to be my last post on politics but I URGE you to read this.
I woke up Weds morning and said to Brian that I'm glad neither of my parents lived to see this day but now I'm glad neither of my parents lived to see how my friends, dear friends, family and the nation are tearing each other apart.
Everyone's reactions, while each person feels justified, is tearing the country up more than anything else and no one is feeling safe; women, Hispanics, Muslims, or Trump supporters. It just all needs to stop and people need to focus on moving forward and NOT calling each other names. First and foremost we are all human beings that deserve the love and respect of each other. We can't read each other's minds, we don't know why people voted for who they did but that is done and in the past. Going back and dwelling on what has happened is only going to hurt you and your relationships with others.
I haven't been to church in forever but we all know it's more important to be the bigger person and look ahead instead of looking back and focusing on the negative. It's just going to tear you up on the inside and if you do that and that is not what we want to show our children and the youth of this nation. We want to show our future leaders how to deal with something you don't like but move on in and focus on making things BETTER not on name calling and making others feel worse about themselves. Continuing such behavior is only going to get all of us in a whole bunch of trouble.
I wore my safety pin yesterday but this morning it makes me sad that someone would have to look for a small sign to know that they will be safe and watched out for in their environment. Our country was founded on the idea that ALL people are created equal and that ALL people have the fundamental rights of liberty, freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom to assemble. Let people speak, let people assemble peacefully, but remember to do as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr said and always march ahead.
As you move forward in the coming minutes, hours and days think of the love that Dr. King preached, of the courage that Nelson Mandela spoke of and the strength Mahatma Gandhi taught.
My thoughts, prayers and hopes are with all of my friends, loved ones, current and former students in this time of unrest in our country. I pray that soon we can all join together and be thankful for our rights and our ability to move forward in this time.