• grad school

    New School Year

    Hello to the 2020-2021 school year! Life has been crazy so far, but I have successfully made it through the first 4 days with students. Obviously, we don’t know what the future holds, and sadly in a district that is always short on subs, the likelihood of another COVID “shut down” (aka force to go all virtual) is very high. I’ve been spending the first few days conquering technology and teaching my kids how to use Canvas. Which, I love Canvas. I use it at UVA; however, Canvas recently started allowing more Google integration. It’s way more steps to do integrate things like Google docs instead of a word doc.…

  • Book,  grad school,  teaching

    Book Chat: Children’s Books

    Hi y’all, You all seem to love my monthly book chats so I wanted to share with you some children’s books, too. As a Reading teacher, I absolutely love sharing new books with my class and I’m so glad y’all love to read as much as I do. These books were all assigned or I picked them for my Children’s Literature course I’m taking for grad school at UVA. I have finished all but 3 for the class, but I still wanted to go ahead and share them so if you wanted to request them for your classroom you had time to. Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearnace of Amelia…

  • grad school,  lifestyle

    How to Finish Grad School Debt Free

    Hi y’all, A millennial that is debt free? No way! Or wait, yes way! As we’ve all noticed, the stock market, job market, and overall finances are not the most stable. However, I want you all to know that you can go to grad school debt free! If you’ve heard the statement “don’t go to grad school unless it’s paid for” you are obviously in a traditional science field. Most grad students rarely receive 100% funding by the university or some other federal or state program. For instance, education students rarely get free money (aka grants and scholarships). I am very fortunate. I am 100% debt free at this point…