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Bad Teacher or Bad Parent

I was perusing Facebook when I found this post: 6 Telling Signs Your Child Has a Bad Teacher I became immediately annoyed. Really? If your child’s bored or ...

26 Oct 2014

Classroom Catharsis

I stood in front of the first class of the day, a student’s journal in hand. Since I began teaching 6th grade, I’ve had the students write ...

19 Oct 2014

An Interesting Dinner With My Teenage Son

I put the following quote on the board and asked the 6th graders what it meant. “Each of us has a fire in our hearts ...

12 Oct 2014

I Love Teaching

I’m in the middle of a deep sleep, dreaming I’m riding horseback at sunset or sitting listening to David Gray sing Silver Lining when suddenly blasting sirens interrupt ...

5 Oct 2014

Our Tennessee Vacation

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” John Muir As a young teen growing up in Pennsylvania I would take long ...

28 Sep 2014
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Why I teach

“…until one sees with one’s own eyes and comes to feel with one’s own heart, one will never understand other people.” Eleanor Roosevelt “When you ...

21 Sep 2014

Take a look at my books, please.


Getting my 12 year old son to read is always a challenge but Mystic completely changed his view. This is a great story with a wonderful fantasy adventure.FLMom
A thriller with vivid descriptions that every reader will see in their mind! Conflict, friendship, good vs. evil, love conquers all — it has something that will appeal to all readers, of any age!Debbie
My kids loved reading Mystic and I would highly recommend it to other families. Easy to read and very engaging story. I know your kids will love it as much as mine.Flash