Mar 7, 2009

We Are Not Just Teachers

Teachers are not just teachers. We are creative people with many interests and passions that go beyond the classroom. Many teachers have second jobs or even hobbies that they do during their time off. Personally, I love to spend time working on creating websites for teachers, playing piano and writing music, and spending time with my family.

For some of us, it’s a battle to balance our time between two passions. By the time teachers get home from a busy day, we are usually exhausted and want to cook dinner and go to bed! After thinking about this, I asked some teachers in my building what their second passion was and found that the fifth grade science teacher at my school is also a writer.

His particular second passion is writing science fiction and fantasy novels. Self-published through www.lulu.com/underspace/, he works with dark fantasy and horror, epic or high fantasy, science fiction, and even children's short fiction.

Here’s a quick list of some of his titles available in print or in a very affordable E-Book format that you can download:

Pancake & Hen – a series of children's stories in 2 volumes

Afterlives – dark fantasy with some elements of horror

Equinox – his most popular science fiction story

In-Roam – crude action hero sci-fi.

Perennials – an epic fantasy series of 5 full novels.

Underspace – a sci-fi trilogy in one 700-page omnibus


If you have a second passion that you would like to share, please comment on this blog post or you can always send me an email: info@havefunteaching.com

1 comment:

chrischris said...

You know, as a new special educator, I have been having a real struggle with finding time for my multiple interests outside of work. I am also in BTSA and Level 2's if that tells you anything. So, I look at my garden, my knitting, my untouched scrapbooking materials, my stationary box, my flabby ass, my beginning of a book and wonder if I'll ever have balance again. I hope for time for myself because I have a lot more to offer the word besides being a teacher. Even though it is important to teach, I would be a much better teacher and collaborative colleague if I could dive into my creative self a bit more often. That is where I find my deeper self (not to mention sanity). So, yes I do have not only one, but many passions. Future hopes are to write children's books, and to become a mother. I don't believe work should be all consuming. I like to have the time to be introspective and artsie. It's been a while. I'm looking forward to Spring Break.