This slice comes from Linda Rief's The Quickwrite Handbook "When She was Fifteen". I took the idea to start with 15, and then decided to progress to different ages. One of the suggestions was to change the pronoun, but I've chosen to leave it as "she". When she was fifteen she believed that
Today was a glorious day at work; I got to spend most of my time as a learner instead of a teacher. Our district has dedicated a lot of resources to shifting pedagogy by leveraging digital. We are fortunate to be a Google board which will be 1:1 with Chrome books by September 2019. Today … Continue reading #Sol19 March 7 Teacher becomes student
Chasing stats and likes and retweets can be exhausting but for 2 days in a row I haven't had a comment on my posts. It reminds me of being in high school, obsessively checking the voice mail. Did someone call? Was there a call waiting beep? My kids ask me how many likes my tweets … Continue reading #sol19 March 6 Whither the comments?
I'm feeling a little down today. A group of us at work are trying to get a project going and there have been a lot of obstacles. Just when we think we've solved a problem, a new one popped up. We've stuck with it so far because it's going to support vulnerable students, but life … Continue reading #sol19 Day 5 March 5 Feeling frustrated
I love reading about long marriages. Someone I follow on Twitter had tweeted out that she was down a rabbit hole of Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman photos. I had no choice but to jump down there with her. Like I said, I love reading about long marriages. It's one of the reasons I enjoy … Continue reading #sol19 March 4 Long Term Love
My husband heard me laughing out loud at what I was reading and looked up with surprise. Lately, he's more likely to catch me crying at what I've read. I have been working my way through the Forest of Reading White Pine nominee list and a variety of #ownvoices texts to diversify my reading. My reading … Continue reading #sol19 March 3 Reading Palate Cleansing
I have been sick for the past two weeks with a cold / slight flu that I can't seem to shake off. For today's slice I wrote some similes to try to capture how annoying this cold has been. This cold is like a teenage crush; it consumes my every thought, leaving me aching. My … Continue reading #sol19 March 2
February flew by. January crawled. I came to the realization at the end of January that my mental well being is directly proportional to how often I get away from my desk. In February I got out to see students, I presented to teachers, and my teaching partner and I had the awesome experience of … Continue reading #sol19 March 1: First Slice of the Challenge!