You are living a story. You can write one.
Deepen the theme of you units with Linda Christensen’s writing trinity.
I knew I both was and was not my age
Where I’m from, there is no “good enough”. You’re either great, bordering on perfection or you’re just mediocre. Virtually unseen. Growing up, this idea was reinforced at home, at my over-achieving academic elitist high school, and among my friends. What I’ve come to understand is that it wasn’t the places and people in my lifeContinue reading “My “Good Enough” is Great”
IMAGINE OBSERVE DANCE MEDITATE SMELL SING SIT PRAISE APPRECIATE EXPERIENCE BREATHE PLAY LAUGH EMBRACE LOVE SENSE LISTEN NURTURE ACCEPT TASTE TOUCH MOVE CREATE INTUIT
There’s chaos and messiness and beauty and order in the center, but eventually, one thing ends and then another begins.
“…not only do you not die from going to the painful places, but you actual begin to truly live.”
During my lunch hour, Senna, a senior in my Literature and Composition class, came up to my desk on the verge of tears. “Ms. Fitz, can we talk about my portfolio?” I noticed that something wrong right away and asked her to walk and talk as we headed away from the busy teacher cluster toContinue reading “Bravery, Mistakes, and Healing”
It makes sense to start in a copy room — one of the only places where adults have contact with other adults during a busy day in a middle school. While I hate small talk and typically avoid it at all costs, it is indeed the only way to eventually break into real talk. WhatContinue reading “Confrontations on S*#^ That Matters”
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