5 Reasons I Dislike Grades

Reason 1 Grades don’t take into account what a student is dealing with at home and outside of the classroom. Sure, there are some students who have no issue sharing their problems with their friends, but too many students don’t talk to an adult about their issues. They certainly don’t share their concerns with teachers. Read More

Transparency: What You Will and Won’t Find on This Site

What You Will Find on This Site Honesty: I want total transparency here. Teaching is a difficult job with many positive and negative aspects. Not everyone is made for teaching, and that is perfectly fine. Life is too short for you to tell yourself that “you’ll be happier when….” If you feel that you should get Read More

The Kids Always Talk Over Me

You Make Me Feel Brand New Despite the sincere and wonderful meaning of this Stylistics song title, for a veteran teacher, this phrase is like the kiss of death. A few years ago, I decided to go back into public education after experimenting with private education. I ended up landing a part-time job with a Read More

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