Running In My Head

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

Wicked Word Wednesday: Pewter

When every blessed thing you have is made of silver, or of gold, you long for simple pewter. – W.S. Gilbert

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Sibling Rivalry

My family is slightly competitive (in the same way that Game of Thrones is slightly violent). Continue reading “Sibling Rivalry”

Sky Writing

Sunset Boulevard:

Kayaking on the water;

Yes, it’s summer’s end.


An acrostic haiku inspired by the Prompt Box.

Feature Image from Wikimedia Commons

Things My Students Say (3)

My students have been paying attention, but perhaps not as keenly as I might hope. Continue reading “Things My Students Say (3)”

Teaser Tuesday: The View from the Cheap Seats

Like students circling the classroom trying to figure out the seating chart, the Wheel of Time has turned ’round to Teaser Tuesday.

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Monday Morning Grievance: Angry

Sometimes I don’t know why I get angry; at those times, I start making a list. And sometimes, the list ends up looking very contradictory, indeed. Continue reading “Monday Morning Grievance: Angry”

Sunday Snapshots: Cut & Style

In anticipation of a December event requiring a hairstyle I’ve never had before, I haven’t cut my hair since April; Tuesday I went and had it cut and styled. Continue reading “Sunday Snapshots: Cut & Style”

The Next Weeks’ View

School started yesterday. Yes, we started on a Friday, but only for half a day. Today is the first Saturday of many Saturdays to come of planning lessons, but I want to show off my classroom. Continue reading “The Next Weeks’ View”

7 Reflections / 8 Years

Today is the first day of classes in my 8th year as a teacher, and – as it happens – teaching is my 8th job. So what about the first seven jobs? Glad you asked! Continue reading “7 Reflections / 8 Years”

The Quotable Pratchett: The Last Hero

No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away

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