I feel like I've blathered on about this subject ad nauseam, but now my traditional vs. online teaching quips are being put to good use: I am writing a short series for the educational site We Are Teachers that chronicles my personal journey through the transition from brick-and-mortar buildings to ... » Learn More about Traditional vs. Online Teaching
We used to be tight. Close-knit. We understood one another. And then I got to high school and everything changed. There was a distance between us, unspoken but obvious. I tried to pretend like nothing was wrong, but night after night, I cried to my dad that I just didn't understand why things had to ... » Learn More about What Does One Billion Look Like?
Hello, high school students, and welcome to class! My goal is to help you succeed in our course and, ultimately, in life. I have dedicated myself to your progress as a student and as a person, but despite my 100% commitment, you will need to meet me at least halfway. I understand that some of you ... » Learn More about The ABCs of Succeeding in High School: A Student’s Guide to Getting What You Want from Your Teacher
Welcome to class, students. Today I'm going to drop some knowledge on you about National Poetry Month. <--- There it is. Read it. Throughout the month of April, I am going to revise some of my favorite poems and dedicate them to the people in my life. Today's piece is inspired by the ... » Learn More about In Honor of National Poetry Month
After almost 10 years in the business of education, I've witnessed a lot: a student using my classroom phone to schedule her abortion; a parent's tirade during a conference that ended in her slapping her 16-year-old son upside the head and him crying; a lovely young man crashing through my classroom ... » Learn More about One Teacher’s Wish List