Final Grade on Fall 2018 Term Self-Assigned Reading: B+ (Whaaaat? a B?!)

It will probably come as a surprise to no one that I was the student growing up who obsessed over grades–the only A- I ever got in my public school career was in 9th grade geography (and let’s be honest–it’s a fact that still rankles today as I feel it was undeserved). In college, I …

My Self-Assigned Reading List for the 2018-2019 School Year

My Self-Assigned Reading for the 2018-2019 School Year

  Seeing as my social media feeds have been taken over by parents posting pics of their kids going back to school, and seeing as my own daughter is starting preschool for the first time tomorrow (eek!), I figured it was time for me to hide myself in a quiet corner somewhere to figure out …

Final Grade on Self-Assigned Reading

Final Grade on Summer Term Assigned Reading (+ Thoughts on the Past Year of Self-Assigned Reading)

Last Friday marked the end of the school year around these parts–the yellow buses shuttled kids home for the last time, my Instagram feed filled up with posts comparing 1st day/last day school shots from proud parents, and I reached my self-imposed deadline for my own “academic year.” If you’re just tuning in, at the …

Final Grade On My Spring Term “Assigned Reading”

I decided school years must go a lot faster when you’re not actually, you know, teaching during one because I kind of can’t believe I’m already about to start the last quarter of this academic year. (If you’re just tuning in, at the beginning of this “school year,” I decided to set myself some assigned …

Final Grade on Winter Term Assigned Reading

Final Grade on My Winter Term “Assigned Reading”

If you’re just tuning in, at the beginning of this “school year,” I decided to set myself some assigned reading to rev up my reading life and motivate me to read some of the books I’ve been putting off for years. Each term, I assigned myself three books and awarded each book a “percentage”—how much …

Final Grade on My Fall Term “Assigned Reading”

Back in September, I wrote a post about how I sometimes missed being in school and how, though my reading life has been thriving more lately than it ever has before in my adult life, I still often feel like the majority of my reads are “fluff” reads—not the deep stuff of substance and heft …

My “Assigned Reading” for This School Year

It’s no secret that I sometimes miss being in school–I miss the external push of deadlines and teachers, I miss the exposure to literature and views that I normally wouldn’t think of, and I miss the feeling that I know, for at least that one thing, that my progress can be measured, tracked, and assessed. …