Making Lemonade (Blog post from 2013)!

My, how things (including my attitude and life) have changed! This piece was written on January 12, 2013 where I was asked to respond to the following prompt:  Benjamin Franklin said, “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” Do you agree or disagree? What will you do to energize yourself for 2013? Benjamin Franklin said, “Energy … More Making Lemonade (Blog post from 2013)!

Aloha from Pavaraga!

Pavaraga just opened several weeks ago but it is a cafe that is a must! With the many flavors and colors of the Hawaiian Islands, the coffee here does not disappoint. I, along with my fellow bloggers from SDFBN, had the opportunity to sample some of their menu items, courtesy of owner Leo Pavaraga. Some … More Aloha from Pavaraga!

Here’s to Teaching!

This fall marks 10 years that I’ve been working as an educator. First as a long-term substitute, then as a general education teacher, now as a special education teacher. Next week, I’ll  return to the general education setting teaching a 2/3 combination class. As I reflect upon my teaching career, I’m reminded of the struggles, … More Here’s to Teaching!