Quick Share

If you follow me anywhere in the internet world…or in real life…you know this week has been back to work and back to crazy busy.  Even crazier busy than normal.

I don’t have much to share, but I thought I would highlight a few things.

If you read NOTHING else this weekend, please read Every 26 Seconds a Teen Drops out of High School by Stephanie at Ooph. Her amazing story reminds me of why I work SO HARD to be a consistent smile and encouraging word in the lives of my students and children.

And since we are on the subject of back to school, you should really go read P.S. To Kill a Mockingbird Rocks, Right? by Julie at By Any Other Name. She writes a loving and honest letter to her freshman son’s English teacher.

And if you want more of my words, I was featured on Care.com this week talking about teaching my sons manners in Being the Model of Good Behavior.

I also had a piece syndicated on BlogHer this week: How to be an Irresistible Blogger.

That is it, friends.

Happy Labor Day weekend to my friends across the US and happy weekend to my friends everywhere else in the world.


About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Cray cray week and you still made time to read posts!

    Happy weekend my friend.

    • I really didn’t read much, but those stuck out to me because they were about school/teaching and that is where my mind is right now. But I plan to catch up on my reading over the next couple days 🙂

  2. All good stuff! I love that you were on BlogHer talking about (not being a) turd in a dress. Awesome.

  3. Thanks so so so much for the shout-out –

    From one teacher to another this means more than you know…

  4. Congrats on your syndicated post. I loved that piece.