A hybrid life

This year, I am teaching students on a hybrid schedule. They are divided into two groups and attend school in person on alternating days. On the other days, they log into my virtual class from home via Google Meet.    Because this way of teaching and learning is new to everyone, students and teachers alike are struggling to adjust.    […]

Mrs. Shaw and Long Division

Have you ever felt completely out of your comfort zone?   The way I see it, when we feel this way, we have two choices: 1) we can stay in our discomfort and let the situation grow us, or 2) we can high tail it back to our comfort zone!   My earliest memory of this was in September 1980. […]

What My Students Have Taught me

This week marked my 18th First Week of School as a high school teacher. I’ve survived seventeen full years in the classroom, and I’m still just as excited and dedicated as I was that first September so long ago.  Granted, I’m older (and a little softer), but I’m wiser and stronger, too. As I once again devote time to planning […]