The pandemic is spreading quickly and it looks like my initial two-week Coronavirus lesson plan isn’t going to be enough. Since my brain’s default is worst-case-scenario mode, I’m now expecting all of our schools to cancel in-person instruction for the rest of the spring semester.

Will this actually happen? I have no idea. What does this mean for our students? Again, no idea. I’ve never taught in a 1:1 school and my online learning experience is limited to a couple of dismal professional development courses. Not fun. And, yet, fun is exactly what we need right now. Continue reading

Let’s get 2020 started with a free print-and-teach worksheet designed to increase student motivation and help our teens think meaningfully about literature. Continue reading

I’m humming Bon Jovi this week because oh-ohhh-we’re halfway there! The 36-week school year experiments continues to slog roll along and I’m exhausted relieved to hit this milepost. This week’s offerings: Continue reading

Marriage is a blessing, proclaims Anne Bradstreet.
Marriage is a curse, warns Lady Mary Chudleigh.
Ladies, take your corners because it’s time to get ready to rum-b-l-e! Continue reading

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving! My belly is full and my heart is grateful as I count my blessings which includes you, blog friend. This week of vacation, I baked a pumpkin pie (hubs does all of the real cooking around here), avoided crazy Black Friday shopping lines, and made three more videos: Continue reading

A slight shift provided a huge breath of relief this week over on the YouTube channel. Thanks for sticking with me during this weird year-long video experiment. Continue reading

One more week until Thanksgiving break! (Want to use some fun Turkey Trot learning stations? Click here for that free stuff.) Meanwhile, here’s what happened over on YouTube this week. Continue reading