Gratitude for Returning to School

I’ll listen to podcasts on my drive there and novels on the way home. I’ll have a bright, safe space to meet with students. I’ll get to chat more with co-worker friends and take kids outside for their groups. We can watch spring come together, and look at the sky instead of screens. Then, weContinue reading “Gratitude for Returning to School”

20 Things I Want to Remember About 2020

Today, the last day of my gratitude challenge, I posted 20 things I want to remember about 2020. The deep sacrifices made to save lives. The ways people spoke out about injustice. And the sometimes stunning silver linings. How I skimmed the articles about COVID-19 in January, thinking it wouldn’t affect me. How much healthContinue reading “20 Things I Want to Remember About 2020”

Gratitude Day 12

I teach English Learners at a diverse school in the suburban Twin Cities. I get tired of the news painting such a bleak picture of what this year has been like for EL students. Today, my list is focused on what has been good about teaching in a pandemic. The girl from Palestine who showedContinue reading “Gratitude Day 12”