Saturday, October 23, 2010


1st 9 weeks in MIDDLE SCHOOL & I'm still alive and kicking! Cool beans! Continue to check out my website or email me at to share your neat ideas!

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Hey folks! I will be teaching at Haut Gap Magnet Middle School next year! Whatdyathink about moving from high school kids to middle school kids??? Will it be an ahhhhhh or an aaaghhhh?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

HSTW Louisville conference here I come! Doing three presentations on Thursday, July 15 (my dad's 75th bday!) - come see me!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I love doing presentations at conferences! luv luv luv it! Teachers are there because they want to be! They value knowledge - they want to learn - they're enthusiastic and upbeat!

Thank you Wade Hampton H.S. for hosting the technology conference - it was great!

check out for great websites i talked about in my workshop!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Crazy Talk!

Ijust discovered Crazy Talk! You MUST check it out - free 14-day trial!

Friday, June 11, 2010

wow - school year over!

well - it's been a while since i last posted! end of school year - you teachers know how that goes - and i'm still not done!

going back into the classroom after spending the past year as a social studies interventionist - position was changed from serving high school teachers at 4 high schools to serving teachers in grades 6 through 12 - aaaggghhhh! not for me! i missed the daily interaction with kids and the thrill of coming up with quirky ideas every day so I'M BACK!

hope everyone's summer is starting off with a bang! it is HOT!

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Ah!! So I spent 3 hours last night going "Ahhhhh!" "oooooooo" - "you look gorgeous" - "what a handsome tux" = luv luv luv it! The prom renews hope in young America - kids so respectful and self-assured - confident - loving!

Monday, April 12, 2010

the after spring blues????

Ok - so it's MONDAY and I'm finishing up our pacing guide for U.S. History! Although i did RELAX over spring break, read 4 novels, planted flowers and cleaned out my closet I would have loved Easter monday off! aaaggghhhh!

Spice up your teaching the last couple months of school to cure the omgwhenissummer agggghhhh! I just "stumbled upon" a great website check it out!

Friday, March 12, 2010


Is anyone as absolutely pooped as I am - AND we're gonna lose an hour sleep! Really? Really? Soooo this week I came across some cool stuff! Found out about - the coolest site - educational raps - yippee stuff! Discovered - free website creation with very cool stuff! try it out and as always check out - i added some super videos!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Changes on my website!

I am soooo excited! I've made changes to my website ! Wooo! Hooo! You can now download song and video clips and I'll be adding even more! I've also added more classroom strategies and a writing lesson to eliminate the fear of writing a thesis statement!~! check it out!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Book signing today!

I have a book signing today at Barnes and Noble - Rivers Ave across from Northwoods Mall from 2 to 4 pm! It's for self-publishers and hopefully the store will carry my book! WOOO HOO!

continue to check out my website for new resources and teachig strategies

PEACE out!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Ok! So i've flown to 5 states in 2 days! Got to see my sister in Salt Lake City - blessing in disguise - when all flights thru atlanta were canceled - sooooooo SC to OK to UT to MI to NC back to SC --whooaaa nelly! Bought my first pair of authentic cowboy boots in OK!! Learned some cool stuff while doing a teacher workshop in Tulsa!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Kseniya Simonova's Amazing Sand Drawing

Kseniya Simonova's Amazing Sand Drawing

This is amazing! Would be a great anticipation activity before studying WWII!

Stimulate your brain!

If you haven't yet - check out it has awesome brain games and teasers and great stuff to challenge that mass under your hair!!!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010


FORT beat West Ashley by 1 pt in a last second thriller last night! It was awesome - that's what sports are all about -and how bout the future baseball star who chose priesthood instead - ok Colts - that's what sports are about - intensity - honor - not bench your best player for a few million benjamins!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ok - so it's 3 am & i'm awake! craziness! had a glorious nap earlier - hmmm

well this weekend held the beginning of life as i watched a dear friend's daughter marry the love of her life and another dear friend lose her brother in his fight with cancer -- --

ready for a week of team-teaching low country history, basketball games & wrestling matches - go PATRIOTS!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Ok - soooooo let's talk BENCHMARK! The purpose of a benchmark is to see where you are - "where u at" as the kids say! The purpose of knowing "where we at" is so we can "git where we goin" - ergo . . . why do teachers hate benchmarks? They provide a valuable resource to determine where we need to spruce up our instruction. hmmmmm . . .