It’s been a year since my school district sent us home because we’d had our first case of Covid-19 at a campus. One of the last things I did in the classroom in person with my English seniors was watch the movie I Am Not Your Negro as part of the James Baldwin unit. It… Continue reading Anniversary
I miss visiting friends. Yes, I can visit friends in a socially distanced way. I occasionally have lunch with a co-worker outside, sitting 10 feet apart. Or take a socially distanced walk with a friend. I am grateful for the outdoors and the mild winter weather in Houston. I miss the hushed conversations. I miss… Continue reading Whispering Is Dangerous In A Pandemic
Well, it’s here: 2021. Hope is here, and so is a Covid vaccine, but I am also cautious and don’t want to get my hopes up. Work started three weeks ago. It’s hard to look forward to work, as a teacher. A lot feels pretty pointless nowadays. Somedays I wonder, why do we go to… Continue reading When Work Feels Heavy And You Keep Hitting The Snooze Button
You may remember the website, and you probably remember the blog posts. It’s been a while. What happened to my old blog posts? I am not sure, but I know that when I started teaching, I lost track of a lot of things–anything unrelated to teaching fell off my radar that first year. And one… Continue reading A return to blogging?