This is the story of a teaching job: searching, finding, and finally accepting. It is a story of adjusting, adapting, experimenting, spending, crying, and some regretting. There was a resignation and a change. There was also a lot of growing and a fair amount of laughter in this one remarkable year. Once upon a time, … Continue reading Seventh Grade Science
The first lesson I learned as a teacher was that you should always come to class prepared. The second lesson- and just as important as the first- was that no matter how much you prepare, teaching can be ninety-five percent improvisation. But you should show up prepared anyway. Because if you don't, the kids can … Continue reading A Lesson in Art History
A friend once said, "The Facebook comments are where common sense and decency go to die." And yet, I still read them and sometimes I even respond. It's akin to a train wreck; I can't look away. Recently I got caught up in a thread where a man made a disparaging comment about teachers, insinuating … Continue reading Who Are You?