I teach language arts to sixth, seventh and eighth graders at a good sized school in a good part of a decently sized town. All of my students are part of our school’s gifted and talented program, which brings its own set of challenges and responsibilities and skill sets. I refer to myself as Ms. It’s the first part of my “school name.” And it’s what I prefer over Mrs. because I don’t like the idea of my status changing depending on my association or connection to a man. And I like the idea of having something kids could call me simply as a title like they do in other countries. Like if I was teaching in Mexico, all the kids would call me “Señora.” I like that. So on this blog, I get that.

I’m trying to remain anonymous, by the way, so if you know who I am, please don’t give me away. Not that I feel like any of this could incriminate me, but I am writing about other people’s children. I want them to stay anonymous too. Thanks.


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  1. just someone says:

    Earlier this year I found it strange and odd your continued thread abt suicide. Tuesday night, my 14 yo tried…its devastating and out of the blue. He’s fine …took doggie antibiotics instead of pain pills…but im sad and mad. Thanks for writing what most people don’t write abt. And please don’t grade my grammar. Its my stupid smart phones fault.

    • I am so happy nothing tragic happened! Yet so sad for you that anything happened at all. I’ve been thinking about you a lot since first reading your post…sending positive thoughts your way. I truly, sincerely hope things get better and that all this quickly becomes a distant memory.

  2. I just found your blog and have read through several of your posts…are you sure you aren’t in my classroom? You certainly write about conversations that I have had some version of.

  3. I love this blog and can already relate. I look forward to following.

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