From the Faraway Nearby

From the Faraway Nearby

I read Rebecca Solnit's The Faraway Nearby a few weeks ago, back when I got word that my students would be returning to school in-person for four days each week. I had spent the year alternating back-and-forth between remote learning and hybrid teaching, and I wanted normal. Not-staying-home-not-wearing-a-mask-not-teaching-second-grade-online-and-in-person-at-the-same-time normal. We're all in the same place; [...]

Aquí hay una vida que vivir

Aquí hay una vida que vivir

So, I'm back. Again. Life update? I've spent the past few weeks conducting a seemingly-endless stream of video chats and figuring out what works best for my students, their learning styles and their families' schedules (and what doesn't). I'm trying my hand at teaching "central message" for the first time--for the first time online, too--and [...]

New Year, New Site

New Year, New Site

A photo from my trip to Buffalo over Labor Day weekend--the leaves outside this café/bookshop on Elmwood caught my eye and inspired my site's logo. I'm a teacher. In training. I've referenced my teaching job in a half-dozen posts on the blog before--in posts highlighting the stories of my schoolteacher ancestors or reflecting on the post-graduation [...]

Feeling Grateful

Feeling Grateful

Back in May, I was a recent college graduate who started a genealogy blog in the midst of applying for teaching positions, moving out of an apartment and studying to take the Praxis. Life was hectic and stressful and confusing, and I needed to find a way to take my mind off of these competing [...]