I haven’t had a whole lot to say lately. After two-plus years of cranking out education articles on an every other week schedule, I have laid off the site a bit. Don’t mistake that for laziness or being content. And, ...

I had the opportunity last week to connect with two former students, students from my first teaching job some twenty years and three Districts ago. Sharing stories, offering advice, learning from each other, made these interactions magical and emotional.  It ...

By Krystal Cerna 26 days left, but who’s counting! (unless you’re a high school teacher, then you can disregard and minus like 26 days from that number, %*[email protected]!!) As the school year comes to a screeching halt, most of us ...

It seems so easy in the classroom. I’ll admit it; I get frustrated hearing stories of teachers using the same lesson plans that they’ve used for the last 5, 10, 15, or even 20 years. I get angry when I ...

We simply are not doing enough. It’s that plain and it certainly is that simple. We talk about meeting standards. New revisions come out; we push more. We read the rhetoric in the news about kids falling behind or how ...

It is when you least expect it that you learn the most, become inspired, invigorated, and motivated to contribute to your field, to make a difference. This happened for me a few weeks ago in the most unlikely of places, ...

I have never been one who gets excited for New Year’s Resolutions. It is not that I do not think it is valuable to start anew, develop a new habit, or to break an old one; it is more that ...

Exactly one year ago today, we published our first piece on this site. This site started because we wanted to be a voice in education. We each had over 20 years of experience in education and, while we knew we ...

This past week was one of those weeks that my wife often warns me about. The ones where I jam pack so much into my schedule that I run from meeting to meeting, event to event, switching gears, changing focus, ...

I received a text from a friend of mine about a month ago. She was a bit upset that her daughter was spending yet another night at her desk with homework that would take, based on every other night thus ...