Education, Guatemala, Writings

The Continuing Saga of Life

On Thursday, January 29, I wrote a memorandum, but before I was able to finish and translate and send the document, I received an email that announced the school's decision to terminate me immediately. Here are the reasons the school gave and my responses to those reasons: You used the LOGO and name of LIFE School… Continue reading The Continuing Saga of Life

Education, Michelle's Memoir, Writings

The Myth of Work-Life Balance.

The whole concept of “work-life balance” is flawed, because it implies that “work” is somehow separate from “life.” Life is life. Work is life. Play is life. We may mentally categorize our lives into work time, family time, social life, and so on, but these separations are an illusion. Every part of our lives (and… Continue reading The Myth of Work-Life Balance.

Education, Michelle's Memoir, Writings

Why I Teach

Teaching is, hands down, the hardest job I’ve ever had (and I've had a lot). Yet the rewards of working with children every day, seeing them grow and grasp new ideas, far outweigh the stress. Less than a year after quitting my advertising career and completing a whirlwind teacher certification program, I stood before twenty-two… Continue reading Why I Teach