Summer Selections For me, summer is all about escape. Most of us will be fortunate to travel a little this summer, but we may only get away for a few days or a week at the most. Of course, our entire summer can become an exotic getaway… if we have the right book […]Read more "Summer Selections – Escape Through Reading!"
“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” – Ernest Hemingway When learning to write descriptively, English students are encouraged to include all five senses in their narratives. The result is usually a lengthy, “over-dressed” description that flows almost as well as an iron brick. So […]Read more "Writer’s Wednesday – Undressing Your Prose"
If I had to choose the one travel experience that has made the greatest impression on me, I would have to go with the summer I spent in Shanghai, China. It was the first time I had ever traveled out of the country, and with fresh passport in hand I raced […]Read more "Throwback Thursday – Shanghai Summer"
My family and I jumped into action this summer and hiked over 15 1/2 miles during our first week out of school! The New Mexico scenery was beautiful and we had a good time together as a family. Perhaps the best part of all, however, happened when we got lost. The other day we hit […]Read more "Motivating Monday – Off-roading through Life"
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanore Roosevelt Movies come and go, but every so often you will encounter a film which moves you to the very core of your being. If you are an artistic soul who has made sacrifices to pursue your dreams, […]Read more "Are Your Dreams Worth It? (A Film Review of “La La Land”)"
“When He [Jesus] had finished speaking, He said to Simon, ‘Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.’ Simon answered, ‘Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because You say so, I will let down the nets.” – Luke 5:4-5 Our modern business-driven culture is extremely […]Read more "Motivating Monday – Redefining Success"
“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” – Moliere As I arrived at school in the wee hours of the morning to teach my online classes, a few surprises awaited me. Vaseline on the doors. Plastic wrap blocking the stairwell. Desks slathered with shaving cream and a computer mouse dripping with goop. […]Read more "Motivating Monday – Thriving in Challenge"
“If you can survive a year of teaching, you can survive anything!” – A First-Year Teacher “There’s no tired like end-of-the-year teacher tired!” – Said Every Teacher, Everywhere Are you a frazzled teacher? If you work with children in any capacity, then I’d be willing to bet money that your gas tank is on “Empty” […]Read more "Fresh Inspiration for the Frazzled Teacher"
I adore “quotable quotes,” especially those that inspire me to push for greatness. To finish out the “A to Z Challenge,” I’d like to share a few motivating quotes that will spice up your Monday with renewed zest! Be sure to check back each Monday, as we kick each week off […]Read more "Z – Zest (A Motivating Monday)"