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When I Die

“Ms. Z, did you see that dude who killed all those people in Florida?” my student greeted me at the door. “Yes,” I replied grimly. “I hope you know I’m not taking a bullet for any of you guys!” I joked, trying to relieve the tension. But they know better. They know I would. You

Blogging Buddies & Twitter Chats

As the school year wraps up, I try to reflect on what worked and what didn’t. This year, I made a huge effort to grow outside of my comfort zone; I needed to network. But where do you start? The education scene is FULL of amazing people doing incredible things, but as a teacher, it’s

Safe & Secure Blogging Promotes Creative Writing

I’ve been an active blogger since 2005, and the experience has created countless connections and opportunities. A personal “mommyblog” lead to a permanent gig with The Houston Chronicle which, as a journalism major, helped me check “journalist” off my bucket list. I use that experience to let my students know that their voices have power