Teaching is Hard, but the Reward is Great.

  My first year teaching was an experience that I would mostly rather forget. It was a really difficult time in my life. We had recently moved to a new area, I was commuting one hour one way to work, and I was teaching 7-9 ESL, something that I felt I had no idea how...

It’s Block Party Time!

I Am. So. Nervous. About. This. School. Year. I don’t know what’s wrong with me! I don’t really get nervous about school, I usually get excited. I love the beginnings of things, when everything is fresh and new. Also, this is New Tech’s third...

To my learners…

I’m feeling a little nostalgic this morning. It’s the last day of school for my learners, and this will also be my last day to teach them. After spending two years with the same group of learners, I can’t help but feel a little bit attached. As they...

Failing Up. That sounds a little weird, doesn’t it? Failing up? What the heck is she talking about, you may be asking. I can’t blame you, the first time I heard this I thought the person talking was losing their mind. There is no such thing as failing up,...

#NTtakesNHD

It was a busy weekend for the Bazyks, for Rogers New Tech, for family. It’s crazy how much can happen in one weekend! This year, Danny and I took another group of learners to National History Day state competition at the University of Central Arkansas. I was...

Why Grades Shouldn’t Matter

I was a really good student in high school. I did all of my homework, I memorized all the material that I needed to memorize, aced all standardized and multiple choice tests, and was a strong writer. I was like a super student. But was that enough? I graduated from...
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