Leading Verbs

The Seven Verbs of Teacher Leadership by Wendy Pillars article also focuses on teacher-leaders, but it does so using seven verbs that are more so a reflection of leadership characteristics. I would like to focus on the fact that these are all action verbs, each word represents something that we must do and possess that makeContinue reading “Leading Verbs”

My Cultural Memoir

A memoir is defined as a narrative composed from personal experience. These personal experiences can create, enhance, promote discovery, or destroy certain aspects of our lives. Often, we go through life allowing certain events, objects, circumstances, or even people to shape our perceptions of who we are and what we will become. We fail toContinue reading “My Cultural Memoir”

“Challenges for Teachers”

Teaching is far from easy or smiles and kisses.  Teaching or should I say educating is a challenging, yet a rewarding adventure.  Anyone who believes that teaching is “easy” has no idea about educating young minds.  Our students are very intelligent and intellectual, and they are often times distracted by outside circumstances that stretch beyondContinue reading ““Challenges for Teachers””

“Great Teachers”

I read an article Nine Characteristics of Great Teacher for a course that I was taking. Below you can find my reflection on this article. This article focuses on nine reasons why great teachers make great leaders. A few reasons stood out to me the most. These reasons stood out to me because they are theContinue reading ““Great Teachers””

“Are You a Teacher Leader?”

In the article Are You a Teacher Leader? written by Susan Lucille Davis, it asks several questions that are all thought-provoking, and each question is designed to help you determine if you are a teacher leader. These questions were: 1. do you feel a sense of purpose; 2. are you focused on what matters most-student learning;Continue reading ““Are You a Teacher Leader?””

Who wants an ineffective ‘Teacher-Leader’?

I wanted to share with you some takeaways that I had from a course in Leadership and Supervision in Schools. No student or staff member wants to follow someone who does not exemplify the qualities that they are asking and seeking from them. It all starts with the individual first. I believe that as teachers,Continue reading “Who wants an ineffective ‘Teacher-Leader’?”

“National Science Teacher Association” Website Review

Have you ever been to the National Science Teacher Association website? If you have not, no worries! You can find all the reasons that you should below. I recently did a reflection on the difference between learning standards by state and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS); I also listed and described a few resources thatContinue reading ““National Science Teacher Association” Website Review”

Andrea’s Science Autobiography

  My first genuine experience with science began in my ninth-grade biology class where I met my former biology teacher, Ms. Taylor.  I do not know if it was biology that stood out to me or the fact that this teacher, who just so happen to teach science talked to me beyond the classroom; thisContinue reading “Andrea’s Science Autobiography”


Adversity is defined as difficulty or misfortune. As educators, we face adversity every.single.day! This can be challenging, but it is what we need to make us grow in love, leadership, and passion.   No one will ever understand the days that we want to throw in the towel, question our calling, or even go outsideContinue reading “Adversity”