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If You’re Not OK, Your Students Don’t Stand a Chance – RELIT2022 Part 1

This is part one in a three part mini-series exploring my unconventional takeaways from the RELIT2022 cup-filling day!

Part 1 takes a dive into the wisdom of Dr Jody Carrington. Her messages ring with such truth:

– If you’re not ok, the people you’re in charge of don’t stand a chance

– All we want is to feel seen

– When you are acknowledged, you rise

Join me as I explore these topics and what they mean for us in our classrooms.

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Thinking of Leaving Teaching? With Angela Wilson

This conversation is for every teacher who has toyed with the idea that perhaps they’re not as happy as they’d like with their teaching. I don’t mean all the *extra* we’re dealing with, but deep down within your core.

Perhaps you need clarity and validation that teaching is absolutely still your thing. Perhaps you are on the fence. Perhaps you’re ready to get out. No matter where you sit, this one is for you!

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TV Teacher Tropes

April 19, 2022 in Teacher Life - No Comments

As a teacher, it can be equal parts amusing and infuriating to see the depictions of our profession in shows and movies. Sometimes you have to take a step back and remind yourself that this is for entertainment purposes, and not (necessarily) how most people actually view us.

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Netflix’s Cheer Episode Hits Hard As A Teacher

I recently watched an episode of the Netflix show Cheer – S2:E6. In this episode, the students were discussing the impact that COVID has had on their college experience. It made me reflect on my own university experience – it was entirely MADE by the in-person interactions. Are we doing our students a disservice by dismissing these feelings of grief for an experience they’ve never had?

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International Women’s Day 2022 – Women are Fatigued

The year is 2022. We’ve rolled around to another International Women’s Day. While most corporations and companies will put out words of gratitude and celebration, I feel like this year it’s going to miss the mark.

I’ve spent a lot of time treading carefully around social media lately, and the mood has shifted. Because women this year don’t want to be celebrated. We want to be ok. And we’re not ok.

#BreakTheBias #IWD2022

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