Well, summer vacation is over and the new school year has begun! As you prep your classrooms, attend the professional developments that we all love, and make the final tweaks to your first lesson, my fellow educators, do not forget about YOU! Please keep your mental, physical, and emotional health in mind. We cannot help … Continue reading Back To School! Teachers, are you ready?!
Happy new year! I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays with their family and friends. I hope you got some much-needed rest and motivation to tackle old and new goals! One of my old, ongoing goals is to read more. More specifically, read more books about black culture and by black authors. So, January's book will … Continue reading Honey and Cocoa Book Club: January’s Book
--> Time really does fly. I cannot believe that I have survived one semester of teaching. It definitely was an interesting semester. As I sit here and reflect, it more so has been a humbling experience. These kids bring so much baggage, hardships, emotional distress, mental distress, you name it, they bring it all in … Continue reading Semester Recap
--> Last week one of my colleagues started bringing her lunch in a mason jar. I didn't think anything of it until I saw her shaking the jar so I asked her about it. She started meal prepping her salads and smoothies with the mason jars. So this week I decided to give it a … Continue reading Mason Jar Meals
Fall break threw me alllllll off, but I'm BAAAACCCCCCK. I won't even bother trying to remember what happened in week 10 or 11. The weeks are starting to run together anyways so let's start fresh with week 12! --> This week, my department, the science department, sponsored the school's first honors program of the year. … Continue reading Recap of week 12
--> This week was a true test of my patience. A few days ago I posted a Facebook status that said, "having students whose parents are teachers is a gift from downstairs. And that's all I'm going to say." I swear some teachers are the WORST parents to have. As a fellow educator, I would think … Continue reading first year teaching: recap of week 9
For the past 7 weeks I have recapped my experience as a first year teacher on Facebook. I have received a lot of positive feedback so I decided to move my posts to my blog. I will pick up at week 8 and an entry about week 9 will be posted no later than Sunday, … Continue reading First year teaching, recap of the first 8 weeks