Teacher Low Points

I only played The Sims once in my life at a friend’s house in middle school. What I distinctly remember about this game is the thing about the energy levels of the characters: If they didn’t get enough food or rest or social encounters, they died. Simple as that. And that is how I feel … More Teacher Low Points

And how am I going to explain Trump winning the election to my kids tomorrow?

I’m a primary school teacher, which means that I go to school every day, spending most of my energy not explaining to kids how to do math or where the weather comes from, but trying to explain how to treat each other well. I tell them that everyone is different in a different way and … More And how am I going to explain Trump winning the election to my kids tomorrow?

What it’s like to be in your second year of teaching full-time (at elementary school level)

About this time last year, I wrote a post about what it was like for me to be new to full-time teaching at elementary school level. One year later, I’m going to reflect on what’s changed and how, by addressing the same issues I talked about back then. Picture me, leaving work at a reasonable … More What it’s like to be in your second year of teaching full-time (at elementary school level)