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Transitioning Out of the Classroom

Beyond Teaching

I’ve known for several years that I would not retire from the classroom. It’s not that I didn’t love teaching, I did. It was just that I wanted to see what else is out there. (And–surprise!–there is a lot…

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An Easy Approach to Vocabulary


Y’all, I’ve said it before: I hate teaching vocabulary. I do. It’s the worst and I’m the worst at it. (The worst as in, I just don’t because I’m so bad). In the past, vocabulary has felt like a…

First Semester and the Future

Beyond Teaching

I have been out of the blogging scene for several months now, and I can’t even explain to you why. I still enjoy writing, I still love reading blogs, I still have ideas, but I’ve just been feeling rather…

What I’ve Read Lately: Chick Lit

Beyond Teaching

I haven’t written much lately, but I have read a LOT. I just finished book number 42 of the year, and I’ve really discovered some gems! Over the next few days, I hope to share my favorites organized by…