Teaching

These are the Action Words I Worry are Going Out of Style…

Image via I will be (one of the) first to admit that today’s kids have a lot going for them—they are remarkably tech-savvy, most of them look at going to college (or pursuing some other post-high-school degree) as a given, and many of them are pursuing more extracurricular activities and developing more talents than many teens …

50 Weeks to Organized: Week 49

  I know that 2013 is over (and thus, also, is my “50 Weeks to Organized” project), but what I didn’t tell you was that I still haven’t finished posting about my last two projects. So today, you get my second-to-last project of the year (Jewelry) that I had been putting off until the end only because I …

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Thoughts on Babies and Having a “Mother Heart”

Obviously it’s been no secret (if you read Wednesday’s post) that I’ve been a little gloomy, woe-is-me lately. Then today, after a third hour that dragged as slowly as tar drips (for me anyway—I can’t speak for my students), I was just rejoicing in the fact that there’s a weekend ahead of me that involves Leatherby’s …

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Running

8 Things That Surprised Me When I First Started Running

All posters via Runner’s World When I first started really getting into running, I was totally a newbie to the sport–I’d never done track in middle or high school, I’d never enjoyed any time I’d spent on a treadmill, and I’d never run more than 4 miles at a time EVER before I started training for a marathon back …