Considering Trauma

The process of becoming a teacher in today's society is both exciting and challenging. Right now, I am lucky enough to be fulfilling my student teaching requirement with a wonderful and entertaining classroom of kindergarteners. In all honesty, I have been thoroughly enjoying my student teaching experience thus far. It has been both rewarding and …

Historical Non-Fiction

ATTENTION ALL READERS! Have you heard of Steve Sheinken?  If you are a parent, a student, or an educator, you definitely should know who he is! Steve Sheinken is an author of children's literature. But he isn't any run-of-the-mill kid's book author.  He writes historical non-fiction. He takes prominent figures in American History (think George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, …

So What’s the Deal with Diversity?

It is becoming more and more critical for young students to not only be cognizant of what culture is but to be exposed to different elements of diverse cultures. School is one environment where they can safely and appropriately interact and explore their own and other cultures. That said, teachers have the responsibility to expose their students …