I like to know what I'm buying before shelling out cash, which is why I'm giving you this here free excerpt from my book, Schooled. The essay, "When You’re a 22-Year-Old Teacher and Your Students Are 18," is actually the first of the book, and I thought if you enjoy it, maybe you'll enjoy the ... » Learn More about Freebie from Schooled!
Teacher-Parents: Teachers’ Worst Nightmares?
When Hannah, my editor at We Are Teachers, asked if I'd be interested in writing a funny piece about how we teacher-parents have the potential to be our kids' teachers' worst nightmare, I laughed aloud at my computer. How could I possibly relate to obsessing over my kids' grades or being in constant ... » Learn More about Teacher-Parents: Teachers’ Worst Nightmares?
Traditional vs. Online Teaching
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
What Does One Billion Look Like?
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?
The ABCs of Succeeding in High School: A Student’s Guide to Getting What You Want from Your Teacher
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