Christiana Challoner

I write. I teach. I caffeinate. 

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Say No to Cannibalism
4 days ago
I teach fifth grade now. Our European Exploration unit is one of my favorites so far, especially the bit where the kids learn what really happened when Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492. Minds bl...
And Like Zoom, She Was Gone
10 days ago
It’s the beginning of August and I’m starting to question my decision to become a teacher. There is a stack of mock-standardized math tests on my desk, all waiting for the final question to be graded....
Joyful Rigor
10 months ago
A little piece of my soul dies whenever I hear the word rigor. Okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic. But when the word gets tossed around and interpreted in so many different ways, it’s hard not to feel ...