When I started talking about the decision to leave the traditional classroom and teach online, so many ears perked up, and the questions came pouring in. That makes me think: There are more people like me who want to work in their sweatpants, and to that I say AMEN. Are we finally figuring out ... » Learn More about Thinking About Teaching Online? Read This First!
We Are Teachers
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
This may come as a surprise to you, but not every kid loves school. I know, I'll give you a minute. Not only that, but some don't really pay attention when teachers are explaining assignments, answering other students' questions, or generally speaking words about anything at all. It's quite ... » Learn More about Dear Students: Don’t Ever Ask Me These Questions
For someone whose mathematical competencies are, ahem, slightly below average, I do love some numbers: when they're on money. More specifically, I love receiving money, preferably without having to do much work. Unfortunately, as my last name is not Kardashian, I actually have to hold down a job, ... » Learn More about Dolla, Dolla Bills Ya’ll
My first teaching gig wasn't easy. The first year was especially daunting what with a boy being thrown through the glass of my classroom door and all. I huddled around the "haters" (teachers who hated their jobs and, clearly, our students) in the Faculty Lounge, contributing to the bitch sessions ... » Learn More about That Kind of Teacher