It’s still winter in the northeast and while the sun has been peeking out more often, it is still cold outside and there is a good amount of snow that remains on the ground. In addition, COVID-19 continues to be an issue that requires testing and quarantining. I often begin my classes by asking howContinue reading “Planning Fun Moments”
2020 has been a crazy year and many people are looking forward to the new year as a reset or a clean slate for new beginnings. Even if COVID is still around, turning to a new calendar year brings renewed hope and possibilities. After 2020, some would argue that it is not worth making goalsContinue reading “Setting Goals for a Stronger Beginning”
The new year is upon us, which means that it’s time to move into a new paper planner! I am a huge fan of paper planners. Using a paper planner helps me stay organized because I am able to keep track of events, appointments, and errands as well as help me regularly monitor my semester,Continue reading “The Benefits of Using a Paper Planner”
It has been a difficult time in life to get things done as there have been many outside distractions. Recently, a student told me that she was experiencing such a high level of stress that she decided to clean her apartment rather than work on her courses or lesson plans. While she had a veryContinue reading “The Benefit of Planning Each Minute of Your Day”
September has been a particularly hectic month for many people, myself included. Like many people, I have been balancing remote teaching (and all the prep work and grading that comes with it) professional writing, and many, many Zoom meetings. Last week, I was reviewing my September calendar and I realized that the majority of myContinue reading “Making Time for Longer Stretches of Work!”
I try to use authentic books with students as often as possible – starting at the beginning of the school year.