About Me

Hey hey!  Welcome to I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

I started this site years ago as a 4th grade language teacher.  It started as a place for a 4th grade language arts teacher to share classroom ideas.  If I had to name my blog now, it would be Hardcore Literacy and Pretty Things.

Unfortunately, that's a terrible name and will never happen (for obvious reasons).


BUT it is how I feel about literacy instruction.  I think it's important to continually ask ourselves as teachers-why am I using this resource? How is it helping my kids? What am I doing to support my readers? What happens when my students live in an educational culture that teaches to a standardized test?  I hope this blog is a place to navigate what we know about teaching reading and the reality of being in a classroom with overwhelming demands.

And pretty things, because well, I like pretty things.  I love making graphics and sharing digital tidbits, and you'll find those here too.


When I'm not reading about reading or talking about reading, I have a pretty great life.  I've been in education for 18 years as a 1st-4th grade teacher and as a literacy coach.  I'm a proud LSU grad. Geaux Tigers!  I was kidnapped and brought kicking and screaming to Texas in 2009, and I'm mostly over the trauma.  I have a wonderful husband (we'll overlook that moving thing) and two sweet daughters that are the source of most of my laughter.  (And gray hair-but that's why God made dye, right?)

9 comments

  1. I'm so glad you did to! Now I don't have to bug you so much about teaching me all the wonderful things that you do!

    Diane
    Teaching with Moxie

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  2. I LOVE your blog! I am your newest follower! :o) Geaux Tigers! :o)

    Jennifer
    jennkeys @ gmail . com
    Keys4education

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  3. Jennifer...thanks for commenting on my post because it lead me to your own blog. This is AWESOME. I just love your "Blog baby Blog" section, I have seen that button on other blogs and now I know the source! I just wanted to let you know that my husband (you know, the one I met in a hip-hop bar) is also a DIE HARD LSU fan so therefore, I must also be!:)

    ~Rachel
    Teaching with Z

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  4. Megan,
    Thank you for such AMAZING tips and blog ideas! I hope you don't mind but I gave you much praise on my blog today about having such amazing tutorials and helpful advice for new bloggers like me! Thanks a million!

    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

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  5. Thanks for telling me about Grammaropolis; it was the first time I heard about it. I love finding other great techies :) Looking forward to your awesome blog! My boyfriend of over three years is also a die hard LSU fan. He is originally from Shreveport but moved to Texas as well. We go to Death Valley at least once a year and I have to admit I've never seen football fanatics like that before.

    Geaux Tigers!
    Shana
    Enchanted with Technology

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  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm your newest follower and fellow HEB enthusiast.

    Lauren

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  7. I completely know what you mean by having to work up enough courage to start a blog! Loving your little space you have here; keep up the good work!

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  8. So glad I found your terrific blog. I have much to learn, and you'll be the source of much of that now that I'm one of your followers! Thanks for sharing.

    Jill
    a-little-red-wagon.blogspot.com

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  9. I teach third grade in Pennsylvania and currently just started my own blog. It took a lot of courage. Any help and advice would be appreciated. I have been trying to fix my header and have been having a lot of trouble? I also wanted to know how to start to get followers? Thank you so much for your help. I love your blog! Jessenia Roman

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