Tag Archives: School

12 Months of Books: September Suggestions

September means school, football, and the promise of cooler temperatures. And even though here in Georgia we’ve been back in school for almost a month, in many places the school year is just beginning. That’s why the September theme for our reading challenge this year is “Back to School.” In honor of the kids everywhere […]

What I Read This Summer: Rapid Reviews

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” –Henry James Well, I hate to say it, but there aren’t that many summer afternoons left before the school year rolls around again. And while I’m always excited for a fresh start in August, I do hate […]

14 People to Know

We’re one week in to the school year, and my last semester of graduate school starts this week (can you hear the Hallelujah Chorus in the distance?). So before things get too crazy, I wanted to pause and share my review of 7 Men by Eric Metaxas. This is a book I read several years ago after […]

Summer Wrap-Up 

Can you believe that summer is over? For most of the public schools here, students went back to school full time on July 31st. Even though that’s the day I had to report for pre-planning, our students don’t return until tomorrow. Which means tonight is the absolute last night of summer vacation! 😦 So, I […]

On My Desk: Books I Can’t Write Without 

Between June and December of this year I’ll be working on my longest, most ambitious writing adventure to date: finishing my capstone project for my master’s degree. With that in mind, I thought I’d share a peek behind the scenes at the books I can’t write without. These are books that live on my desk so I can […]

Textbooks Fall 2016

It’s hard to imagine, but it’s that time of year again–the time when I add all of my textbooks to my “read” list and see how far I’ve gotten. I’ve written about textbooks on the blog before (Fall 2015 and Spring 2016), so this will be a nice addition to the collection. I’ll be honest–this is […]

Reconsidering Required Reading

It’s the end of the school year, which means pool parties, vacation, and…summer reading? If you’re like me, you had to complete summer reading projects each year, and often they were just chores to check off the list. I remember plenty of last-minute-reading sessions during the day or two before school started. Well, today I’ve […]