Teaching fourth grade with style.



"It’s important to forgive.""Who do you have the hardest time forgiving?""Myself."


"It’s important to forgive."
"Who do you have the hardest time forgiving?"

Anonymous asked
Would you discourage a current junior in high school from becoming a teacher? Or do you feel the benefits outweigh the negatives for a person who would like to teach?




I would discourage everyone from becoming a teacher. 

NO WAIT!! Hear me out… this job is thankless. No, really. The money is obviously not there, and I’m not even talking about lavish trips or even a trip down to the movie theater, I mean you will literally be living from paycheck to paycheck, if that. The educational system itself is ruthless and at this point probably even more savage than politics. The one thing that makes it all worthwhile is seeing your students succeed… but that won’t happen every day, every week, or every month. If they do though…. it’ll probably be years down the road and you may or may not know about it. Are there beautiful moments in the classroom? Absolutely. Do I enjoy teaching? Yes. Would I break my back for my students? I do. Every day. Even when they cuss me out, when they talk over me, when they sleep through class, when they just… won’t. But I would NEVER, EVER, EVER encourage anyone to be a teacher. 

Because the kind of person that has the strength, conviction, ambition, intellect, and passion needed to be a teacher…a great teacher… CANNOT be the kind of person that needs encouragement to do the job. It needs to be the kind of person that is ridiculously INSANE and maniacally ANGERED about the current state of our youth that they will do whatever is necessary to change their life…. despite people telling them to NEVER, EVER, EVER be a  teacher. 

Perfection. A must-read.


It really frustrates me when behavior problems occur outside of my supervision and my classroom. I know it’s inevitable, but I hate not having firsthand knowledge of what occurs and being blamed for their behavior despite not being there. If you’re the one who’s supposed to be in control of them while I’m gone, why are you rolling your eyes at me about how “bad” they are when you let them get out of control?

I know their behavior is a reflection of me, even when I’m not there, but you have to meet me halfway. I spend so much time disciplining them for things I’m not even present for.

Currently spending my evening making a seating chart for the cafeteria, as per the lunch aides’ request.

I just want to go to sleep.

Spent a very windy day out in the school garden with my kids, celebrating Earth Day with a visit from our local Whole Foods. The startling cold was not worth the vast amount of free samples of organic goods I managed to walk away with. 

During the after-school event open to the public, I literally went in my classroom and pulled out a blanket to wrap around myself for an extra layer of warmth. I don’t even care about how crazy I probably looked and the reporter covering the event kept threatening to take my picture and put it on the front page of the paper.

Sweater - thrifted

Skirt - Target

Tights - Target

Boots - DSW

*insert exhausted gif here*