Odd One Out

Odd One Out

I had other plans of what to write. So naturally I procrastinated by going on social media instead.

One of the problems I’ve encountered with leaving the teaching profession Continue reading

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Again

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If this were a work of fiction, last year’s job loss and unemployment might have still happened. But then things would have fallen into place, a new job would appear, and the teacher would make a victorious comeback. Last year’s reality would be nothing more than memory. Not preparation for the next battle.

This is not fiction.  Continue reading

The Albatross

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Growing up I was a straight A student. Even the possibility of a B was enough to put me in a panic and a state of depression. It was okay for others to get a B…but not me. It felt like failing.

I may be an adult, but I feel like I’m failing a lot these daysContinue reading

Racing to Read

I confide to some teacher friends that I don’t think my new school’s leadership likes me very much. This surprises them, since I am generally known as a nice person.

It’s not that, I explain. It’s my low test scores.

Now they’re looking at me with confused faces. But you’re not in a testing grade, they argue.

It doesn’t matter. Regardless of the grade, it’s about a test score. In my case, it’s how much my kids can read.  Continue reading