middle school, poetry, and courage — a true story

Setting:  Middle School Library and a Grade 9 Leadership class. 29 students. Main characters:  Tobin, an outspoken boy. Kari, a somewhat shy girl. Ms. Berry, me, the teacher ** Names changed to protect the identity of students. Scene: I just finish reviewing the projects students have passionately decided to work on, and I pause. Something tells …

a shyness adventure

I'm continuing this "shyness adventure"... an oxymoron. I live the oxymoron. hilarious. Along with shyness (which I'm truly ready to shed completely) I'm an adventurous spirit. And, I'm so grateful that adventure usually trumps shyness. Adventure, and the lure of it, pushes me into getting over it. An example: I signed up for Gail Larsen's …