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Grading Papers is the Worst Way to Spend a Weekend

  Our hopes are that this is my last year of teaching for a long time, and while there are many things I know I will miss about being a teacher, I know for a fact that I will never once miss the intense workload and mental strain of grading papers and tests (especially when …

10 Books the English Major in Me Would Recommend

    There are few things I miss about being in school—I don’t miss the homework load (where I’d usually be assigned to read literally around 1,500 pages per WEEK), I don’t miss the critical analysis essays dissecting every last bit of minutiae in whatever text we were studying, and I don’t (usually) miss the …

My Capsule Wardrobe: What Made the Cut

  If you happened to miss my first post on my decision to finally try out a capsule wardrobe, go ahead and click here first. Like I mentioned in my first post, my capsule wardrobe is a bit bigger than most people’s. From what I’ve read on the subject, most people keep their capsule between …

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Teaching

5 Pep Talks I Frequently Need to Give Myself as a Teacher

Cartoon via I don’t think it’s any secret that teaching is a challenging profession (especially when you’re a middle school teacher, like I am). You’re expected to work overtime without extra pay, keep up with all the state-, district- and, school-mandated paperwork and agendas, ensure that “no child is left behind” (or whatever the latest …

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5 Reasons I Decided to Try the Capsule Wardrobe Trend

  Fun fact: this post was originally titled “Why I’m Hesitant to Hop on the Capsule Wardrobe Bandwagon,” but then, as logic would have it, the more I tried to think of reasons why I shouldn’t try this particular trend, the more I came up with reasons why I SHOULD. Funny how that happens sometimes. …