What To Do When You Have a Professional Breakdown

This past week wasn’t the best of weeks. As the weather has been getting progressively better, state exams are looming, final marking periods and important deadlines are coming up, the promise of summer around the corner; let’s just say it is a transitional period for educators and students alike. I can feel the excitement and

From A to Z

Hello readers! I hope everyone’s New Year has been going well! I’m sorry for taking so long to post a blog post but some changes have been happening. I recently acquired a part time job where I am an education specialist in an after-school program, similar to an education coach in a traditional day school

2019 – The Year of Promise

Happy New Year fellow readers! Every year I like to reflect on the previous one and highlight accomplishments and goals for the upcoming year. I have been fortunate to have made some progress on some of my short-term goals but this year, I think I really want to sow seeds for some of my more

You’re the Best Teacher!

“You’re the best teacher!” “You’re my favorite teacher, Mrs. Hawkins!” “I missed your class!” “I wish I could have you for all my classes!” I know it’s been a bit since my last blog post but if the above actual statements from my students this year is any indication, I have been very hard at

New School Year, New Goals

As educators across the country are settling in to the new school year, NYC public school teachers like myself have just finished our first week back. It has been a successful week for me and one I entered recharged and re-energized. This year is unique to me for several reasons since this year I’m teaching

What I’ve Learned As a Newlywed

This past Friday I have had the honor and the privilege of celebrating my first anniversary as a married couple with my wonderful husband. My husband and I celebrated the day by having a super delicious breakfast feast and in the evening we went on a lovely dinner cruise admiring the city lights of New

#SummerGoals

School’s out and summer vacation is on, let us all rejoice! I already know educators across America have breathed a sigh of relief as have I on my last day this past Tuesday. And of course, it’s decidedly uncontested that we deserve it!   For this summer though I have quite a few goals and