Merit pay for teachers

We have a cool show here in Portland called Think Out Loud. They pick a subject and then have a panel of knowledgeable folks on the radio and let people call in with their thoughts, opinions etc. You can even post if you would like to join the conversation. edit: in my haste I didn’t…

The world is insane

Perhaps it was the “How they killed the Electric Car” DVD I watched not too long ago. Or maybe it is all the news about how people are suddenly starving to death and there is all of a sudden this giant shortage of food worldwide. Or maybe it is all the economic panic. Or maybe…

What do you do with a pregnant teacher?

There are times in life when I felt like people looked at me like a question mark. As in, I was a question mark. Like when I was a young adult and my parents worried about my future and my decisions. As a pregnant teacher I also feel like that. I am asked daily what…

Decisions, changes at home and International Womens Day

My husband commutes 2 hours to and from work every day (total of 4 hours!). This causes all varieties of little stresses in our lives. Dinner times, family time, married couple time. All of them are about time. We are pretty good at not stressing about money typically, but time is another thing. So we…