ChatGPT: the talk of the TCEA convention
After visiting the TCEA convention and expo, I am stoked to share one of the main topics floating around among all the geeky teachers and trainers. Chat.openai.com is currently free. It is an AI you can talk to and is capable of many things. Teachers can ask Chat to put together lesson plans AND differentiate…
The Lost Journals – Installment 1
I had an idea to write a mystery series based on journals. Where the American Girl books were about history, these books would be futuristic of the post-apocalyptic sort. I’ve decided what I’ll do is start posting as a series of blog posts, kind of like how writers used to submit stories in parts to…
NYC Midnight 100-Word Micro-fiction Challenge 2022
When you have such few words to work with, every choice of word is not taken lightly. You can’t go “Herman Melville” with describing every minuscule thing. My strategy is to focus my words on the feeling of the character and the experience of the setting….
What are you putting off today?
Projects and More Too many people think that teachers get the summer off. That’s simply not true. You see, we are not employed for the days we are not working. My particular employer separates our yearly salary into 24 checks, so I’m getting paid twice a month all year. At the same time, it’s like…
From Mom to Middle School Teacher, and Back Again
Reflecting on my journey to being a teacher and choosing public school.
“Ain’t Even Summer Yet”, A Texas Poem | #Poetry
Already this spring has seen some days in the 90s. In Texas, that can be humid and miserable–all the more so if you have no air conditioning. Thankfully we were able, after months without it, to get ours fixed yesterday. It had finally gotten to the point of unbearable, and with my mom’s health issues…
#MicrofictionChallenge100 | My NYC Midnight Latest Submission
I was enticed by the low price to enter and the challenge to form a coherent story in only 100 words. I’m overall proud of my submission, and once again got an excellent slate of requirements. This time my genre was Sci-Fi with the required action “meditating”, and the required word, “puncture”. I hope you…
NYC Midnight 100 Word Challenge: My Thoughts
So did I decide to register for the new 100 Word Microfiction Challenge? Yes. Yes I did. You can join in also if you register here, and don’t forget to share on facebook or twitter for a coupon code. Honestly, I was a little hesitant because it’s so few words and seems so silly of…
The Story of the Queen of Sheba: A Fictional Retelling
The finest gold, the most unique trinkets she had never seen before, harps and lyres, precious stone and wood, and more—all to top the gifts she had brought, as this was the tradition. Though her riches in wealth were multiplied by this visit to the great King Solomon, she gained far more in spirit.
Reflections on the Coronavirus: Hitting Close to Home
Regardless of where you stand on “preparedness”, the sheer disregard for community is against what we stand for as a nation. What’s more, it’s against what many of us stand for as Christians.