A little about the title of the blog, Musings in the Margins. We rush around from day to day worrying about work and family and friends never taking time to slow down and think about what is going on in and around the text of our lives. Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines muse in this way, "to become absorbed in thought." Times are changing and it seems like there is never enough time for the one extra task or request put on us, let alone to become lost in thought. However, if we take the time to slow down and really think about the words in the text of our lives, we might find the true meaning of our passions in life or how one event connects to the next in our life to form the person we have become. The margins of teaching are what this blog focuses on. I sometimes get so caught up in the moment of class and lesson planning and extracurricular activities, I forget what it means to teach and why I chose this as my profession. Join me as I step back and look in the margins of teaching to see what is really important in the classroom and for the students.