teachin' school

teaching tip 73. there’s always that one. avoid her. or him.

every school has the negative nancy.  we’ll call her ms. x. she (or he) never sees the bright side.  she always looks for how something will negatively affect her.  she resists change and actively works against it.  she is stubborn and pushy.  she thinks she’s better than everyone else and the exception to every rule.  she longs… Continue reading teaching tip 73. there’s always that one. avoid her. or him.

teachin' school

teaching tip 41. don’t be a gossip girl.

i originally wrote this post at the end of last year.  my school is dealing with some more issues this year.  every school goes through growing pains when there are staff and expectation changes.  it’s just part of the job when you’re dealing with lots of adults and even more kids.  this post seems even… Continue reading teaching tip 41. don’t be a gossip girl.

healthy living

measurements and goals | november 2014

::: OCTOBER REFLECTIONS ::: things i did well in october:  counting calories and journaling.  meal planning.  hydrating.  started taking a probiotic. things i still need to work on:  eating out too much.  portion control.  inconsistent workouts.  not eating enough veggies.  getting on the scale too often. beating myself up for small mistakes.  using the holidays as… Continue reading measurements and goals | november 2014

personal life

the struggle is part of the story

i was sitting down to write my weekly “high five for friday” post, and i just couldn’t think of five good things about this week.  usually if that’s the case, i can just dig deep and find something, even if it was small.  but not this week.  it was just plain shitty.  (especially that creepy man… Continue reading the struggle is part of the story

healthy living

WOW 9.10 | it never ends.

does anyone else avoid the scale and measuring tape when you’re just not ready to deal with whatever it says?  i usually do my measurements on the first of each month.  but this month, i’ve been dragging my feet.  i have the post all ready to go.  it just needs the numbers plugged in. and… Continue reading WOW 9.10 | it never ends.

teachin' school

the first day.

so it’s the first day. there’s all sorts of expectations – both for the students and the teachers. and there’s only one thing you can do…be prepared for anything. this is the prezi that i use to introduce my students to my class.  we go over a little info about me and then get into… Continue reading the first day.

personal life

8.8 | high five for friday!

…one…  my workouts were okay this week.  actually, they were pretty good.  but my heart just wasn’t in it.  it was like pulling teeth to get myself moving.  but i actually think it’s getting better.  school starts next week for us teachers and i’m craving my regular schedule. ….two…  i love amy poehler anyway, but… Continue reading 8.8 | high five for friday!