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Pretty Sure

I am pretty sure that I completely suck at mothering teenagers. This. Is. Hard. Stuff. I haven’t felt so incapable since I was a brand new momma. 338 more words


A Trapper-Keeper Full of Memories Volume I

This fall, I embark on a new chapter of my career in education. I am now the Secondary Instructional Coach and Secondary Interventionist at my school. 864 more words

ABC's of Teaching Middle School

This week Michelle, from Pocketful of Primary on Youtube, posted a video titled the ABC’s of Teaching (I will link below). Since I started back to school yesterday, I have decided to do my own version of her video with a middle school twist. 1,311 more words

Middle School

Below the Belt

Calvin was a grade 8 student. He wasn’t particularly bad but he could get into a bit of trouble. By a few staff he was know as The Child Who Could Do No Wrong. 480 more words


Reflection and moving forward 

This 2017-2018 school year, which starts on August 23, will be my 13th year of teaching in my school district and 14th overall. I am very excited about the work we will be doing this year in preparing our middle schoolers not just for high school, but beyond as life-long learners. 229 more words

Historic Fiction Author visits our Year 8s

On Wednesday morning, a group of Year 8 students were treated to a visit by published historic fiction author, Kirsty Manning.

Kirsty shared her advice on researching and writing fiction with the students of the Year 8 Encounter class. 22 more words

Braemar College

My Life in Books

Hey! It’s Lexie again. I know I said I’d be posting about all sorts of things on this blog, and I mean that. I want to post about my vegetarian lifestyle, running, family, high school, etc. 1,178 more words