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 Are Teachers
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
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?