My Weekend of Silence

There is this secret place I go to every year to do a mental reset. I know it’s selfish of me to write about a place that’s a secret, right? I’ve shared its location with a few people I thought would benefit from it. Have they gone? Of course not. I arrived at the retreat…

International Literacy Day

“Once you learn to read, you will forever be free.” – Frederick Douglass. I can’t imagine my life without being able to read. It’s an escape, it’s a high and most importantly my freedom. Every teacher no matter the subject is responsible for including literacy in their daily lessons. It’s up to us to change…

Literacy in History

He asked me if I was teaching ELA this year. I had been working on my bulletin board for the start of my year. It included the book covers of historical text. Although it was an odd question from a teacher, I was happy to get my message across. There is literacy in history! So…