Category Archive: Experiences

May 24

A Goodbye Sendoff

Last week, the multimedia students (which include several of my former students), my colleagues, and students completely surprised me with this beautiful video sendoff. I asked one of my former students who does a lot with our video program if he could help me with a video. So, they also conspired to make this, the …

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May 11

Big changes ahead

I’m not sure how it’s been almost a year since my last post. That’s just embarrassing. It’s been a transitional year, and I suppose that partly explains it. So what’s been happening? My husband is from England. He’s been in the US since 1999, and he’s been incredibly home sick for a few years now. …

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Apr 02

Making the days before a break count #AprilBlogADay

Burning Cheetos for science!

The last few days leading up to a break can be challenging for all involved. Teachers are tired, students are tired, the days feel long and the break too far away, and yet there is still learning to do and class time to use wisely. So how do you make the days before a break …

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Mar 14

How do you like teaching high school?

Science Fair

Note: I started writing this post in December. I am finally finishing it up today! I get this question frequently since I made a change for middle school to high school this year. The question is often followed up with “Which do you like better?” and of course, “What do you teach?” My response of …

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Aug 28

Shall we gather at the river #C2CwithGP


It’s been seven weeks since I left on my Creeks to Coast trip with Georgia Aquarium. When the opportunity to be a part of this weeklong experience was presented, I had no idea all of the amazing things I would learn. I also had no idea how the experiences from the trip would permeate throughout …

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Jun 23

It was time to say goodbye to start a new adventure

Goodbye Lanier

A month ago, school wound down. Like other years, I started going through all of my supplies, papers, and books, purging out what I no longer needed. And just like many other years, I began packing up what remained of my classroom for a move. But this year, something was different. Instead of moving down …

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Jun 17

I’m *that* kid!

A couple of weeks ago, I spend a week in professional development training for a couple pieces of software I’ll be using with students this fall. On the last day, we were able to take exams to become certified users of the software. And from my experience this week and with the exams, I’ve realized …

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