About Words from JL

In this blog you will find reflections on life, teaching, ideas that have worked or not worked for me, frustrations, successes and book reviews as I continue to read both children’s literature, adult writing and as I learn by writing.

I have been teaching about 40 years in the public school system. I returned to a fourth and fifth grade classroom after 7 years of working as an administrator for an arts integration program in our district. It was great to be back in the classroom with all the fun and challenges of helping young students find there way in the world of reading, writing, math, science and social studies (oh yeah and everything thing else that enters their lives).

I began my  “refirement” in 2013- 2014. Many would call it retirement but I am not stopping, not sitting on the couch napping. Instead I am firing up for new adventures and new ways to connect with students, teachers and the art of reading and writing.  ( I also plan to plant my garden on time now instead of mid June. I sometimes blog about gardens and nature at Garden Learning: Learning in a Wild Garden –  http://gardenlearning.net/)


3 Responses to About Words from JL

  1. I am looking forward to hearing about your journey! 🙂

  2. I am looking forward to hearing about your journey!

  3. garden337 says:

    I retired from public school teaching in 2002 and took a tenure-track position at a university. I retired from that life a year ago this coming August, but I still keep in touch with former colleagues and students. And now it seems I will be guiding an elementary school in creating effective writing instruction. Funny how we can’t quite give up the classroom. Thank you for sharing your garden. Mine is open at garden337.com Feel free to stop by.

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