Permission to Fail

Often as teachers, we are scared of failure. We might preach to our students that it's ok to fail, you can make mistakes but you try again. We say it's all part of the learning process, but do we give ourselves that permission? The deep ingrained fear of failure has followed me for a while … Continue reading Permission to Fail

mid mini-lesson eureka Moment

Do you ever have those eureka moments teaching, when you get an idea all of a sudden, like mid mini-lesson? I had one of those moments today during reading workshop this afternoon. My lovely students were sitting in our rug area, and I was giving my mini-lesson about using learning progressions to analyze our responses … Continue reading mid mini-lesson eureka Moment

slice of life challenge day #14: shoes off

I'm finally back to slicing. I had to take a mini-break from my writing these past few days, due to an unexpected trip to Korea to attend my grandmother's funeral. Now that I'm back home and finally have a free moment to myself, I'm finding comfort in being behind the screen and sharing my story. … Continue reading slice of life challenge day #14: shoes off

slice of life challenge day #7: an incredible woman

I come from a family of writers. My mom loves to write, especially poetry and short stories. Both of my brothers are very talented writers, it comes to them very naturally. There have been a few times where I've asked them to edit my writing, and I remember feeling quite intimidated by what they would … Continue reading slice of life challenge day #7: an incredible woman

slice of life challenge day #6: a baby in paris

I decided to do a #tbt (throw back thursday) slice of life post! On a cold winter day, a red plaid scarf, a pink puffy jacket, and a simple stroller, all waiting eagerly  to get their picture sketched. Does anyone remember, a baby in Paris? Artists armed with sharp pencils,  line the cobble stone streets, … Continue reading slice of life challenge day #6: a baby in paris