Assignment: Substitute

I’ve got a puzzle for you: Who’s paid barely enough to keep her cable TV from getting disconnected, required to be available on a moment’s notice, sometimes rudely disrespected on the job, and receives no employee benefits whatsoever? Did you guess a substitute teacher? With the coveted job perks I just mentioned, you’d have to be […]

Buckled In and Hangin’ On

July has been a roller coaster month. I haven’t posted in about three weeks, but it’s not because I’ve been idle. Shortly after I last posted, I attended the first of five two-day retreats of the beta class of the OKSci and OKMath Leadership Academy in Oklahoma City. It was a wonderfully productive meeting, and […]

Summer “Vacation”

It seems as though I’ve been waiting for summer all year!  Ever since the cold, blustery days of January, I’ve been planning for June.  While it means a more relaxed schedule and time to finally catch a breath, anyone who teaches knows that summer is not all vacation.  Fortunately, my summer did start out with […]