Today begins 2022, and I feel compelled to post something new here. Last night, I deactivated my Twitter account, so I am not really sure how many people will even read this. The last few years changed how many of us viewed education, each other, and the world as a whole. I spent 2021 undergoing…
Goodbye to 2020
As we say goodbye to 2020, a few thoughts… This was such a tough year for many of us: Lots of us lost friends and family to COVID-19, and some of us had our own health problems as a result of that virus. Some of us struggled with our own mental health as we were…
I finally watched The Hate U Give, and while I realize that I am late to the party, it is largely due to the fact that I intended to read the book first. I must confess that I did not as I got wrapped up in several fascinating time travel series, and then the movie…
I’m just going to be completely honest with you, my friends. Yesterday was rough. I haven’t really slept well in days. Yesterday was Friday, December 21st, and yesterday morning, I woke up thinking, “Good Lord Jesus, how am I going to make all of this happen?” A giant pit opened in my stomach (as does…
Another trip around the sun
Today begins my 38th year on this earth, and so today I pause to evaluate a few things. Here I stand, on year 13 of a career in education. I have 3 degrees and a number of certificates, and I am proud of them. I work hard every day. I spent 9 years in the…
Thoughts on Unity (and Current Events)
I have been trying to write for months, and I have multiple blog posts started… and discarded or completely thrown away in Google Keep and OneNote. I tried dictating my thoughts while driving, and y’all, this Southern accent does not have a prayer of being accurate with dictation (*Note to anyone out there – can…
The Case for Self-Reflection
In this post, Leah Kurtz reviews some past experiences and how they led her to truly reflect.
Reflections of a Twelfth-Year Teacher
In this entry, Leah offers reflections on the good and the bad of her career thus far.
In this post, Leah Kurtz, Ed.S., takes some time to reflect on what she has learned over 2016.