They never told me . . .

They taught me how to write goals and objectives. You identified static and dynamic characters with 100% accuracy. They told me I needed to be engaging. I used music, movies, and humor . . . Oh the guffaws that filled the room when Abigail Williams became Abitramp. They said hands-on experiences are best. I took you … Continue reading They never told me . . .

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Slice of Life 10: Basketball Diaries

We just got home from watching my oldest son’s first basketball playoff game. And although the team of 11- and 12-year-olds only had one win this entire season, they come home tonight victors. The final score was 34-20. Watching any of the boys’ games—whether it’s basketball, soccer, and especially baseball—is excruciating. The suspense is almost … Continue reading Slice of Life 10: Basketball Diaries

Slices of Life 9: Starting with the Memory of Raising a Reader

When Tricia asked me to join our Slices of Life blog, I was a little panicked.   I have never written a blog before and worried Where do I start?   I'm going to start with a memory, a Facebook reflection first posted on July 12, 2014 and a confession.  Confession: This memory makes me sound pretty … Continue reading Slices of Life 9: Starting with the Memory of Raising a Reader