A Tribute to an Amazing Woman-Bessie Coleman

Based on recent events in my life and in our society, I want to bring back a post I wrote in 2015. This post was part of a series that highlighted accomplished women. Unfortunately, it fell a bit flat, but today I feel a renewed sense of energy. Women like Kamala Harris and Stacy Abrams…

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“The Problem with Sex”- How are marriages defined and does sex really matter?

My husband and I are having a problem. It’s a problem we’ve had before. I guess you could say it is a continuation of a problem that is difficult to solve. There are so many problems that can plague a marriage and the topics are as follows: money, time, sex, intimacy. I am separating “intimacy”…

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Question of the Day: “Why am I having such a bad mental health day?”

Thanksgiving was wonderful. It was a long break. I have not been teaching since last Tuesday, but this did not help me at all today. Today I feel nothing but really, really bad. No extrinsic reason is creating this feeling. Everything in my life is going really well. This feeling of unhappiness is just hanging…

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Question of the Day: “What place does trust have in Education?”

Right before the Thanksgiving holiday, my building had an in-service training where they talked about trust. My school is working on creating better relationships between students and teachers. We are being asked to understand student diversity and respect students. It is important work, and the entire event started by asking us about trust. First, we…

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In What Feels Like a World Gone Mad, I’m an Educator.

Going to work has been tough. I love my job. It gives me “the feels” everyday, but I am exhausted and burned out like so many educators. But in this moment of what feels like madness, the Universe has sent me light. This morning I received a text from my TA. She is going to…

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Question of the Day: “Should the right thing really be that hard?”

There are a lot of tough things to deal with in education right now. Our students are not where they need to be. We are still suffering from issues involving COVID. We are being asked to do an extremely important task with little to no support from people who are in positions of power. In…

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Question of the day: “What does it means to me to walk the line?”

In the famous movie Walk the line about Johnny Cash, there is an iconic scene where Johnny Cash is drunk on stage with his bandmates before the concert. Peggy Carter sees them drunk and is furious. She argues with Cash and says, “Ya’ll can’t walk no line.” This supposedly gave rise to Cash’s song Walk…

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Question of the Day: “Why am I praying this much this early in the morning?”

My anxiety levels are through the roof. My heart is racing. Two students in my first period are stressing me out. They are a brother and a sister who struggle considerably with school. They are quickly becoming my number 1 and number 2 reasons for not wanting to come to school. They are late every…

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Question of the Day: “What do I do with messages from the other side?”

As an Empath, I often pick up frequencies from those who passed on. It makes sense when you think about. The energy I can feel off the living people around me does not seem to go too far when they move out of this life. I especially sense it with students who have lost parents.…

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Question of the Day: “What’s with all of these ladybugs?”

On Sunday, my husband I returned from shopping and were met with the most bizarre thing: ladybugs. There were hundreds of them climbing up the walls and circling our heads. I have never seen anything like this. I have seen a few lady bugs, but they’ve rarely ever been in a swarm. “What can this…

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Teaching #101: Why it is so important to keep your ego under control

There are various times throughout the school day when I want to completely lose my mind while I am teaching. Students disregarding the rules. Parents questioning. Administrators, well, doing whatever it is they do. There is a constant litany of reasons and motivation to lose it and retreat into a deep, dark world of why…

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