Running In My Head

rantings & ramblings of a book-loving, coffee-drinking, marathon-running social studies teacher

As I’m writing exams I really can’t chat, though you know I’d love to. So here’s a picture of Smokey to tide you over til our next meeting.

I sure could use some encouragement right about now; as always, the comments are open!

Saturday Morning Coffee

It’s Saturday already? Well, I just put the coffee on! Nothing better on a rainy, drizzly weekend. I still can’ believe the week’s already over, though. Continue reading “Saturday Morning Coffee”

This was left in the cafeteria:

I’m Not Behind, Just Busy

Normally this would be time to share my new read for the week. But, I didn’t read as much as I’d planned in April, and I’m actually now 1 book behind according to Goodreads. I have a good excuse, though.

I’m a teacher.

There are three weeks left in the school year.

Need I say more?

I’ve already scheduled time to read in the summer, and good thing, too.

I just found out there’s a 99% chance I’ll be writing a new class from scratch.

Well, there goes summer!

A Look Back at Teacher Appreciation Week 2017

Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week, and somehow I neglected that fact on Saturday. But, what better way to start a Monday and a new week of school than looking back on some good things that happened last week? Continue reading “A Look Back at Teacher Appreciation Week 2017”

Saturday Afternoon Beverages

Thanks for being so flexible; I know we normally get together in the mornings, but it just wasn’t possible today, what with the race and all. But, once again, I’m getting ahead of myself. What do you want to drink? Tea? Lemonade? I’ll put on coffee if you want. After all, it is a bit overcast, making it cooler than the last few days. Continue reading “Saturday Afternoon Beverages”

The Ten Band Meme

Recently the internet has been overtaken by the Ten Band Meme, where you’re supposed to list ten bands, nine of which you’ve seen and one of which is a lie. Here’s my contribution: 


rubber band

symphonic wind band

brass band

rain band



Apple Garage Band

elastic band

and . . . GO!

Saturday Morning Coffee

Hey there, friend; good to see you. Wait. Is it Saturday already?! Huh. I guess it is. Continue reading “Saturday Morning Coffee”

Prepping for the March for History

The recent marches for science have historians across academic fields wondering if we should hold a March for History. Of course, the discussion has already become, “Well, shouldn’t it be a March for Humanities?” Which, I’m fine with. This is what happens when historians try to plan anything.

Be that as it may, my signs are ready:

I designed them with a white background, so keep that in mind 🙂

Citations Needed poster

Humanities are here to stay poster

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