Category: Teacher Stories

Stories of “events” or aha moments when I think I’m teaching the students, but life is using them to show me something.

Gift of Hope

In that moment, worries about returning to school subsided. The leader of our ship cared about the little things. This led me to the wholehearted belief that he was going to try to do right by our school community.

We Can Make…

“We can make a book about ten kids writing books!” Midway through Nanowrimo I thought I’d merge my librarian and author hat. And, to be honest it was one of those lessons that took on a life of its own. I wanted to show the correlation between the […]

I Was There When…

The season for student stories is beginning. By now, they are comfortable with their new personalities and things a child wouldn’t have said last week let alone six months ago pop out of their mouth…. Today I helped a student work through an argument he blew out of […]

Writing Material….

Every Friday my afternoon involves reading and teaching library skills to Kindergarten, first, and second grade students. Today the same child cried when another girl got The Lion King book before her, and subsequently declared this the best day ever when she was able to check out Kittens […]