The Power of Simple

Simple is better.  It’s my new lesson-planning mantra.  I’ve learned it from my students, who continually amaze me with their capability for being captivated by the simple things. A planned ten-minute game interlude in a first grade class takes on a life of its own. ...

When I Grow Up…

When I was in elementary school, my dream jobs oscillated seamlessly and indiscriminately between fiction and reality. One day, being a professional mermaid was the obvious answer, because being able to breathe under water and swim like a fish were definitely...