(Otherwise known as flipping my math class.) “How do I do this?” I asked our instructional coach. She had just handed me the heaviest, two-volume set of instruction manuals I had ever seen. Saxon Math, 8/7 Pre-algebra, they read. I peeked through them. Where were the pictures? This looked nothing like any other math program … More Turning Saxon on its Head
(Cue jazz music) My neighbor and I sat on my porch the other day, looking over the muddy semi-arboretum below. Her child is about the same age as my kids, and they all play together often. Today, it was lightly raining, and the three of them had convinced us that what they needed to play … More Summertime, and the living is easy…
We got here without incident. No luggage lost. No tropical storms. We still had the same number of minions we left with. All was well. We signed up for some Spanish classes and sent the kids to daycamp. We thought we were some pretty awesome, put-together parents. Look at us – rocking life! That lasted … More Those Illustrious First Days
“We’re moving,” Maestro declared firmly as he walked in the door. Now, if you haven’t met maestro in person, he’s about the mildest-mannered individual you can imagine. If you wanted to have a screaming match, he would not be your person. I have only heard a handful of imperative sentences come out of his mouth, … More But why would you teach abroad?