Posts tagged ‘Nashville Parent’

January 12, 2012

Harry Potter for Christmas

I was so excited to open my Harry Potter books for Christmas, I had to blog about it. It’s over at Nashville Parent if you’d like to read.

September 22, 2011

chocolate spoons and red leaves

I do have so many books to write about, and that’s coming I promise! But before I get to that, I’m blogging about licking the spoon and enjoying the seasons at Nashville Parent. Catch me there and please share your own thoughts on enjoying the fall and cooking with your kids!

http://parentworld.com/connect/blogs/parent-blogs/generations-of-chocolate-spoons

September 8, 2011

Who was your favorite teacher?

Some of my favorite teacher memories:

1) My preschool teacher making fun for me for asking where my hat was. You only get one guess.

2) My third grade teacher swinging me around in circles by my arms to demonstrate centrifugal force. (Today you’d probably get in trouble for trying to dislocate a kid’s arm.)

3) My sixth grade teacher turning me upside down to demonstrate reciprocal fractions. (Are you getting a good picture of me as the smallest person in the class?)

4) My (future at that point) Econ professor telling me as I inwardly rolled my eyes that people like me never ended up being Poli Sci majors; they were always Econ majors. (In my defense I also majored in Biology.) Both majors are coming in handy right now as I work on my fantasy/historical fiction novel.  It’s important to note that with all that majoring going on I didn’t take one English or History course.

5) My Biology professor and thesis advisor apologizing for the oversight of not telling me it was opening day of deer hunting bow and arrow season when I got back from the field after my father (visiting at the time) and I were almost killed by angry men with, yes, bows and arrows, trying to collect an underground fungus from blueberry plants.

For some more information on some great teachers in my area, see my recent article in Nashville Parent on three of Tennessee’s Teacher of the Year finalists. Every single one of us who lives in this society and interacts with other people owes a lot to great teachers like these.  Here are some tips on how they do it:

http://www.nashvilleparent.com/elementary-school/how-three-of-tennessees-top-teachers-reach-kids-in-the-classroom

Enjoy!

And please, share some of your own teacher memories below!

July 23, 2011

Just stand back and let them do it

Today I’m blogging about giving kids responsibility over at Nashville Parent. Check it out!