erin ahnfeldt

Listening to Life

Goodbye For Now

Goodbye For Now

There’s a cardboard sign on my office wall that says “Home”.  The word is scribbled in pen, and it’s well used, bent in different places.  One of my students made it while hitchhiking back to Colorado.  He showed it to me after his adventures, and I asked if I could...
Jazzy’s Whiteboard Words

Jazzy’s Whiteboard Words

Being fifteen isn’t easy.  Homework piles up, parents gets stressed about grades, friends create drama, and in the midst of all that noise, life gets lonely.  With everyone trying to survive the tidal waves of life crashing down, it’s easy to feel unseen, especially...
The Empty Desk

The Empty Desk

Connections make life meaningful.  They’re the catalyst for relationships, the reason people choose certain jobs, and a great way to make a boring subject like English a little more interesting. Every time one of my students says, “Hey, that’s like. . .” and connects...