I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.




I was grading the Room Procedures Exams today, which I grade immediately when students are finished. They work on another assignment while I move around the room and grade the exams right in front of them. This way, I can ask for clarification, which is especially important for my English language learners. Anyway, one of Read More

Van Gogh’s Minors


Along the same lines as Neal’s grading experiences, I’ve also found joy in grading student papers. One of my students wrote about Van Gogh’s early life. He actually sold everything he had to give to the poor, becoming poor himself. So, he spent what little money he had on painting supplies and made lots of Read More

Using My eMagination


I love working with this generation of techie kids. One of my students just wrote on a paper that she loved to use her eMagination when creating art because it made her work more expressive. eMagination? Oh! Imagination…with a techie kid twist. Sad part is, I think she really thinks that’s how to spell it. Read More