About Me

Hey there!  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 something like Meaningful, Authentic, and Simple Literacy + Pretty Things.

But, that's a terrible name and will never happen.

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? Also, is this making my life more or less complicated? I hope this blog is a place to navigate what we know about teaching literacy 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 or teaching reading, I have a pretty great life.  Here's the run down:

•I've got a pretty fierce kids book and shoe habit and am a new plant lady.

•I've been in education for 21 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 from Baton Rouge to Texas in 2009, and I'm mostly over the trauma.

•I have a wonderful husband (we'll overlook that moving thing) who stays off social media and keeps us all fed & two high schoolers that I adore and are the source of most of my laughter.