In August of 2013, I interviewed for a 0.3 FTE (full time employment) English Teacher position and got the job. During workshop week, it was bumped up to 0.5 FTE, and the day before school started, it was bumped to a 0.9 FTE with a new prep altogether. I was 22 years old, newly married,... Continue Reading →
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Everything's a risk. Not doing anything is a risk. It's up to you. If you have never heard of this story before, it's teenage romance meets self-care meets strange reality. And I really enjoyed reading it. The mixed-race main character Maddy Whittier is basically allergic to everything and spends her life isolated in her house... Continue Reading →
Should Students Labeled EBD also be Labeled Gifted?
At one of SEED classes this past year, our overarching topic was special education: with sub-topics ranging from birth through adulthood, disparities that can be found, and purposes for services. I'll admit- special education is beyond complicated and seems to carry a lot of negative baggage. Until I had the opportunity to co-teach with a... Continue Reading →