Welcome to the Middle School Cafe! Why have I called my site a cafe? Well, if you know me as well as my students do, you’ll understand one very important thing about me – I LOVE coffee! I call it froo-froo coffee (mocha’s, latte’s, skinny, nonfat, extra shot, well you get the picture), the fancier the better. Unlike many who visit the coffee house, I don’t have just one specialty drink I order, I like many types of coffee. The ladies at my local coffee shop know me by name, but always have to ask what my drink is because I change it so often! I think the only coffee I don’t like is plain black. That is what inspired me to come up with the name. My classes are anything but “plain black coffee”. My classroom is like a cafe filled with many types of activities that students love and are inspired to learn.
In my 20+ years of teaching, I’ve had the opportunity to teach many classes mostly in Language Arts and Social Studies, but other’s as well. I love talking about teaching and sharing ideas. The best teachers understand that in order to keep things fresh (and fun) you have to connect with other teachers and share ideas. I hope this site will help both middle school and high school teachers connect and explore new ideas.
Welcome to the Middle School Cafe…may I take your order?