SLOW DOWN!!

SOL17 This is my first year participating in SOL and I am loving every minute of it!  Thanks for all the encouragement! Brief slice–busy time of year!   The end of the year has crashed upon us.  Teachers look forward to it, but when it approaches we yell at it to slow down. In my…

Reflecting on Effectiveness

    How effective are you as a teacher? That question leads me to consider the many factors that exist within a classroom as well as the definition of effectiveness.  Does effectiveness mean your students pass? Or does it mean that your students loved you as a teacher and don’t want to go onto to…

Here We Go Again!

  It’s happening all over again.  I have three blogs or rather I have excitedly started blogs in the past only to let them drift off.  Rather I let myself drift away.  It begins with dedication, purpose and then I let life get in the way.  I truly wish to develop the craft and discover…

A Gem, of Sorts

    “It’s misleading to think of writers as special creatures, word sorcerers who possess some sort of magical knowledge hidden from everyone else. Writers are ordinary people who like to write. They feel the urge to write, and they scratch that itch every chance they get.”  Ralph Fletcher     “Ms. Pesta who is…