A challenge in consistency

My last post was nearly 2 years ago…wow!

It’s amazing how much things change, and others don’t, in that time but I am determined to get back and be consistent in writing. I am leaning on my internet Aunties, Myliek Teele and Mattie James, and their challenges to simply be consistent in order to see growth. So, here I am.

My blog, no longer a fun slice of the internet for myself but a challenge in consistency,






Here we go again…

Wow, as I sit in front of my computer I am enjoying the second to last Friday of my summer break. Reflecting on things that I’ve done and things I thought I was going to get done is making me feel a bit nostalgic…per usual. Yep, it’s O-V-E-R! If you haven’t noticed, I have been away for awhile but I really miss writing and sharing my experiences in the classroom and the great things my students are accomplishing. So, I am back and really going to work on staying BACK. If you’re not already, be sure to follow me on Twitter at @rachealburden and say hello. I will be back to share about some upcoming speaking engagements, what is going on with my Ph.D. program and just life!

 






I’m not stuck, anymore.

1/9/17,

Life. It got me. It got me stuck. It got me stuck, but now I’m free! I’m not stuck, anymore. Continue reading






Teacher End of the Year Gifts – The Erin Condren Way!

Erin Condren End of the year teacher gifts -180 Days to HappyAs a teacher, I will admit the end of the year is the toughest. Our student’s “true colors” are showing, my sweet sixth-graders have become mini 7th graders (with attitude and all) and we get to say goodbye to our sweet and grown-up eighth graders. In the midst of it, I always get so emotional as a parent who send her child to school and has entrusted him to a group of teachers to encourage his growth. This year, just like the others, my son has been blessed with a set of phenomenal teachers so in gathering my teacher end of the year gifts, I had to take extra care. Continue reading






Why being a teacher sucks, and I love it!

Why Being a Teacher Sucks & I love It 180 Days to HappyCan I just be honest? I don’t like my job every day. I don’t enjoy dealing with students and paperwork and testing and meetings and fire drills and the list could go on (and on and on). BUT… I love my job! Continue reading