I had a hard time starting this piece; not because I have writer’s block, not because someone wronged me and I was hurt, but because I was the one who made the mistake; I was the one who hurt a ...

“You need to fill their pages with comments. Show them what good writing is.” Those two sentences were said to me by my first Department Chairperson when she made me show her a set of essays that I was grading. ...

I recently attended The Learning and the Brain Conference(LATB18) in Boston with a team of administrators and left feeling inspired, enlightened, and ready to go to battle with my team in an effort to make our District better for kids. ...

First, thank you for joining the profession. You could have chosen a more lucrative field. But, instead, you chose to join a field that does live up to much of the romanticism it projects. We get an opportunity each day, ...

I recently participated in a Twitter chat and the question posed was something along the lines of:  why is education a worthwhile field to pursue?   This question really brought me back to my college days and caused me to ...

There are so many talented educators sharing their practices, information, inspiration, and innovation. From time to time, we would like to highlight the people we read. Their writing not only sparks ideas, but makes us better educators. The common denominator ...

  My best teachers were always English Teachers. In 8th grade, Ms. Flaum handed me back an essay without any corrections on it. She said she wasn’t grading it until I actually wrote it like I talk in class. As ...

I have always been somewhat of a techie.  As an only child (don’t hold that against me) growing up in upstate New York on a 10 acre apple orchard, without other kids around, it was up to me to entertain ...

  You are a writer. That’s a sentence I’ve used for almost a decade in my classroom. It’s on my class site. It’s in the opening day presentation; it is the first thing parents see at Meet The Teacher Night. ...

A funny thing happen to me this year as the Thanksgiving break ended and I was faced with returning to work Monday morning for the long winter haul. I thought about the nights that begin with darkness at 4:30, the ...