My Threshold!

Dear Readers,

I discovered something about myself last night. It was always my belief that I could take a nap later in the day in order to last long into the night. Well, I discovered that I was wrong. Even though I took a long nap and woke up at 7:30 p.m., I still tapped out about 10:30. I thought I could write and complete other work, but realized that I’d reached my threshold. I was beginning to do Midnight thinking. That’s when I realized that I needed to throw in the towel.

-Signed, No Longer in Denial!


***WATCH THE VIDEO from 19:17-19:37- This is what my writing is like when I’ve reached my threshold.***



So Much To Write About!

Dear Readers,

Usually at the end of the year I have what I call The Quickening. For those of you who are not Syfy fans, that’s a reference to the movie Highlander. In the movie there are beings- Immortals- who are fighting for the right to be “The Only One.” In order to be the only one, the Immortals hunt each other down, fight to the death with swords and chop off the other Immortal’s head in order to claim their knowledge (usually hundreds of years), which comes out in the form of violent lightning that engulfs the victor & literally deposits the knowledge in the victor’s head. Well, I said all that to say that’s how I feel. The only thing is that I usually feel this at the end of the year when I’ve had time to process and sort through everything I’ve learned up until that point. My new job is so intense and so all encompassing that I feel The Quickening now. What’s even stranger is that I felt it as it was happening. I even helped encouraged the process.

At the beginning of the school year I could tell that I was in for quite an experience; I could feel it. There seemed to be magic and a sense of the possibilities in the air. I could feel that this job could be what I needed and more. I have my church’s breakfast banquet to attend, so I will write more later about my Quickening.


Resource Lab, Final Part 2!

Dear Readers,

The finals went very smoothly. I was able to see in real time who did or did not complete it. One con: it would have been easier to have a paper final. I was so in love with the idea of a paperless final that I didn’t stop to think it all the way through. Unless I can think of a better plan, next semester I think I’ll give a “paper” exam. I’ll keep you updated!

Resource Lab Final!

Dear Readers,


I’m so proud of myself. This is my first year in a Resource Lab/Learning Center. As a result, there were so many things I didn’t know I had to do- namely create and administer a final. I wasn’t really sure what to do, so I cobbled together everything we’d done, reviewed it, and gave a final on it.

Well, the thing I’m particularly proud about is how quickly I threw my final together. Not only that, I’m proud of how I put it together. I used Google forms. That way I was able to see who completed the test right away. Not only that, I’m getting ready to grade them and it should be a snap. Wish me luck. I’ll let you know how it goes.

]ust One More Day!!!

Dear Readers,

Shorter Christmas Vacation

I simply cannot wait until tomorrow @ 1:00 p.m. Why? V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N!!! I will be off for three, read ’em, three glorious weeks. I’m going to do a lot of resting and preparing for Christmas during the first week. After that I’m going to get down to planning at least a month’s worth of lessons. I have a list of things I want to teach my students. The first one being Executive Functioning skills. If you don’t know what that is, I guess you’re just going to have to read my blog to find out!

Until then!