Tagged with teaching

A Whopping 5 Copies!


I looked at my sales report for the month of April, and discovered that I had actually sold 5 print editions of my two new novels combined. One could become very depressed about that, spiraling down into a pit of deep despair until Prince Humperdink sets the “machine” to 50 out of rage. Yet I … Continue reading

I’m Teacher of the Year!


One of my favorite plays is Much Ado About Nothing.  In it, Benedick rails on and on about how he will never fall for a woman because no such woman exists in whom he could be interested.  When his friends fool him into falling for Beatrice he says: I may chance have some odd quirks … Continue reading

Nothing Like Snow To Help An Indie Novelist


Today is a great day to write. I’m a teacher by trade, and also an independent novelist, but sometimes my job makes me so tired that I have days where I don’t have time (or am too tired from the job) to crank out any words.  However, this weekend is a Godsend.  School has been … Continue reading

The Day Job


School has been in session for a week and a half now and I must admit I am somewhat overwhelmed at times.  I have decided to start out the year teaching 11th graders a hard and fast course in grammar. The first week was nearly a wash in that we had two days of orientation, … Continue reading

For the Teachers: 5 Awesome Websites!


School starts back in a few weeks for me, and I spent the summer attending some really cool conferences (mostly Advanced Placement).  One of the most important things I discovered at these conferences was the websites that the teachers use to enhance their classroom learning environment.  Sure, you could pay some website a lot of … Continue reading

Teaching: Why It Is Not What It Used To Be


Today’s letter on the A to Z Blogging Challenge is “T”, and if there is something that has been on my mind lately it is teaching.  A few weeks ago, a retiring teacher Gerald Conti posted to Facebook about the teaching profession as it stands today.  The letter went viral.  In it, Conti cited the … Continue reading