Sitting other side of the desk

Other Side of the Desk


I am going back to school for Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy.  Sitting on other side of desk is…. 





Hard work

Allow me to have study dates with my kids

Let my kids boss me around about need to stay on task 🙂 


In nutshell, being on other side of the desk gives me a perspective from my kids, my students’, view.  This week I have a quiz and 3 papers due, each 7-9 pages with at least 5 scholarly, peer reviewed references .  (OK. It would have been two, if I had managed my time right and have earlier submission on time. Still working on time management.  

I am learning so much, fast paced and enjoying every minute of it, OK almost every minute of it.  Now, if I have this time management thing under control, then I will be rocking.




I am again participating in the March Slice of Life challenge via the Two Writing Teachers site. The whole month of march, we blog and share little slices of  lives- some we experience, some we find while walking around.  Would you like to join us too?



Going to National Rube Goldberg Competition

We are going to Nationals! 


Setting up Rube Goldberg Machine at Regionals
Setting up Rube Goldberg Machine at Regionals Image © Purviben K. Trivedi-Ziemba


The students, guided by coach C,  worked hard  almost every school day during WIN (New name for RTI) and an hour after that.  They sacrificed many, many saturday mornings.  I am the new member of team.  I stepped in when the other coach left for a new job over the holidays.  Students’ enthusiasm and teamwork resulted in…..

Drumroll time…….

Winning the Regional Rube Goldberg Competition.  Ye!! 

Indiana, here we come for Nationals.

Let’s go for 2019 National Rube Goldberg Championship.

Won’t you cheer us on?

I am writing this post as a series of post for 12th Annual March Slice of Life challenge hosted by Two Writing Teachers.  You can find similar posts by searching for category Slice of Life or Hashtag #SOL19.  You are invited to join too.

Slice of Life






For more information visit Rube Goldberg competition,

Enjoy Rube Goldberg machines in action at  Rube Tube




Educator Personal Blog Challenge

Why did I join the Teacher Personal Blog Challenge?

Being away from classroom for a while has eroded some of my self-esteem.  There are questions in my mind:

Question in my Mind

Am I relevant any longer?

Do I know enough?

Am I still capable to deliver the instruction in fun & focused way to increase my students learning?

Will I keep up with changing environment where even Kindergartners uses personal learning devices & flip learning is the name of the game?



There are steps I need to take before I go back to classroom.  By accepting the Teacher Personal Blog Challenge, I am taking baby steps to build my “teaching muscles”.  This challenge will allow me to

  • Replenish my teacher tool kit
  • Connect with other like minded individual / group in safe environment
  • Build & maintain Personal Learning Network
  • Recognition & constructive criticism for my ideas
  • Help me with my quest of being the best version  of myself


I am glad you are traveling me with a little in my voyage.  Let us share some thoughts and make the journey pleasant for all of us.