“The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.” ― Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck It’s been a while, and there’s really no excuse. I created this platform to share stories, to be an advocate, to … More Accepted.
This will be challenging. Each day will have its own hardships. I knew that when I accepted my job. I knew that they would need affirmation, direction, structure and support. I knew that their relationships with education and society would be at best a struggle, at worst – completely shattered. I knew there would be … More I didn’t think. Now, I know. (Here we go)
We’re nearing the end of an interdisciplinary unit with their Health course, and because my students range so vastly in age, ability and length of time in our facility, finishing projects has a few more hurdles than in typical classrooms (not to say projects don’t always present hurdles for teachers, because they always always do). We have … More The (unbelievable) Kindness Diaries
This was a hard week. It started with calling senators, begging them to believe in our schools, our teachers, our students. It ended with rallying cries for teachers to do what we do everyday – to believe, to see good, and to pour ourselves into our work knowing that we won’t be compensated for the extra … More Pressure Makes Diamonds.
Maybe it’s because I’m from the Midwest, maybe it’s because I’m a twenty-something woman, maybe it’s because our nation has been operating more heavily on fear than curiosity for the last year or so, I couldn’t tell you exactly why, but for some reason one of the first questions I get about my job from … More You don’t talk to females like that.