Margaret Simon

Margaret Simon lives on the Bayou Teche in New Iberia, Louisiana. Margaret has a Masters degree in Gifted Education and certification by the National Boards for Professional Teaching Standards. She received the Donald Graves Award for teaching writing from NCTE in 2014. Her young readers novel, Blessen, was published by Border Press in April, 2012. She blogs regularly at http://reflectionsontheteche.wordpress.com.

One Little Word

One Little Word

When January comes around, everyone is thinking about how to make this year better than the previous one.  Often we make resolutions, but they tend to get left behind.  I resolve to walk every day and am met with cold air and ice and think, maybe next week.   Our students are no different from the

When January comes around, everyone is thinking about how to make this year better than the previous one.  Often we make resolutions, but they tend to get left behind.  I resolve to walk every day and am met with cold air and ice and think, maybe next week.   Our students are no different from the... read more

Authors’ Comments Offer Fame to Students

Authors’ Comments Offer Fame to Students

In our family, when you get your picture in the local paper or you are mentioned in an article, we say you are famous.  There is a satisfaction that comes from being famous, a pride in one’s self that feeds your confidence and self-worth.  In some small way, your head rides a little higher.  

In our family, when you get your picture in the local paper or you are mentioned in an article, we say you are famous.  There is a satisfaction that comes from being famous, a pride in one’s self that feeds your confidence and self-worth.  In some small way, your head rides a little higher.  ... read more