A Schoolteacher's Musings · Daily Living

Dear Parents: Thank You for Investing in Each Other & in Your Kids

I am not a parent. I’ve never given birth to a child and guided it through infancy into childhood and then into teenhood and adulthood. I haven’t had to be in charge of potty training and teething and discipline and all of those other fun things I see my friends and sisters go through with… Continue reading Dear Parents: Thank You for Investing in Each Other & in Your Kids

A Schoolteacher's Musings

I Am Only One Teacher. But I Pledge to Make a Difference.

I don’t have all the answers to gun laws and the rise of mass shootings. I can’t solve the sin and the suffering in people’s hearts. I can’t fix the trauma that children and teens have gone through. But I have chosen the career of a teacher. And that means that I have every obligation… Continue reading I Am Only One Teacher. But I Pledge to Make a Difference.

A Schoolteacher's Musings · Blog 365

Why We Need to Be Okay with Letting Our Kids Fail

For the past three years, I’ve had the privilege of directing an after-school Theater Club at our school. There are usually around 25 fourth- through sixth-graders who sign up for it – some of whom have done theater before, but most of whom have not. However, I have the same expectations for them that I… Continue reading Why We Need to Be Okay with Letting Our Kids Fail