Wherefore Art Thou Sleep?

Posted April 3, 2020

Sleep. It’s so important to a human’s physical and mental health. But for some people, sleep is an elusive beast. Why are some capable of falling asleep as soon as their heads hit the pillow while others stare at the ceiling, praying for the REMs to begin? How can some people sleep the whole night through while ...

How to Support Your Child During Remote Learning

Posted March 24, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has a plethora of societal side-effects. As a middle school teacher, I’m dealing with the transition to online learning. It’s a weird shift. I’m used to having my students face-to-face. If they don’t understand something, I answer the question then and there, and we move on. But times ...

DIY St. Patty’s Day Celebration

Posted March 17, 2020

According to the world, St. Patrick’s Day is canceled. Everything is canceled. Covid-19 has eliminated sports, concerts, rodeos, school, and anything else that requires human interaction. Does this mean that we should just give up our traditions? Should we stop doing all of the things that makes us human?  As ...

Vacation in the Time of Covid-19

Posted March 10, 2020

March is an awesome month for a lot of reasons: St. Patrick’s Day, March Madness, Earth Day… But the most important March event has to be Spring Break. What is it about the spring holiday that gets everyone excited? Is it the prelude to summer? The countdown to the end of the school year? The gluttony?  Even ...