Queen of the Jungle Gym

I have been insanely busy and sick, however I had the pleasure of writing a guest post for A Breakfast Serial about life lessons after college. I feel this post is a pretty thorough explanation as to why I haven’t been posting. I am can not wait until June 7th when I am working only one full time job!

Full post: Queen of the Jungle Gym.

In my post I mention Lean In.  I have wanted to write a post on this book for a while. I am not going to attempt this now, but I will leave you with Sheryl Sandberg’s TEDTalks. This talk is only a snippet of the entire conversation that we must have about women in leadership roles.

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A week of Love

Love.
Amour.
אהבה.

Let’s kick off a week of love in honor of Valentine’s Day.

Cookies and Love, Perfect Pair

Cookies and Love, Perfect Pair

I actually don’t ever do much for the holiday but I do think its always awesome to stop and think about who and what you love. The posts this week will be dedicated to this very idea.

First in the series is simple sugar cookies. The cookies really aren’t the focus though. Instead, my focus is on my deep love I have for my students. They are the most resilient,  challenging, kind, weird, and wonderful people I know. I made them cookies this week because they showed so much dedication and unrelenting effort  despite some crazy energy in the building and neighborhood.

I view my students as partners in a revolution and I am so proud of the growth they have made both intellectually and socially.

Gallery Walk on the state of birth control in our country. They were so into the lesson. I heard cursing under their breath... I was very okay with this.

Gallery Walk on the state of birth control in our country. They were so into the lesson. I heard cursing under their breath… I was very okay with this.

I love how open my seniors are to new ideas about women’s health. They are eager to shift the way gender is constructed and I could not be happier. I am in love with the thirst for knowledge my freshman have shown in World History. This week  I heard unprompted debates amongst them regarding the Rape of Nanking. I love the dedication that my juniors have shown for their businesses. We have begin to tackle tough material and they have embraced it with enthusiasm. I love them all.

Its always fun to show love with cookies.

valentines sprinkles!

valentines sprinkles!

Pre-made sugar cookies with sprinkles added in.

Pre-made sugar cookies with sprinkles added in.

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yum!

yum!