Tag Archives: Teach

For the Teacher at Summer’s End

I’m sitting at my desk. Music quietly plays in the background and a steady, soft rain falls outside my windows. My classroom is as ready as it can be. I’m not. In just a few hours, I will be gulping … Continue reading

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Lessons Worth Writing Down

Mrs. Iseminger she whispered at my classroom door. Can you email my mom? Please tell her I was in class yesterday. She doesn’t believe me. She never believes me. It doesn’t matter how good I am. And my heart shattered … Continue reading

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Failure is Not an Option

More often than not, I fail as a mom. Sometimes countless times in a day, playing out a much different version of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poem, “How do I Love Thee?” Instead, my life as a parent could be titled, … Continue reading

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A Letter to My Students

Dear Young Heart, My classroom is empty. You have left for the day. A trail of papers, candy wrappers, and angst in your wake. Desks sit vacant. I sit still. So much I wish to teach. So many lessons I … Continue reading

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