I made a promise to myself when this school year started. I told myself that I wouldn’t write for a few months. Although I felt like I had a lot to say, I wanted to focus on two things. First, ...

I made a choice to not write since we went into this shutdown thing. I’ve laid off from social media. Kris has also made a similar choice. We both felt like this isn’t the time to be putting ourselves out ...

I made one promise to myself when I decided that I would write about education. I promised that I wouldn’t just share the successes or give a highlight reel piece in which I looked like the model teacher knowing exactly ...

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, ...

November. It’s the month when things get very real. The glow of a new school year is almost assuredly faded or completely out. The challenges of being a teacher are front and center. Even those of us who are off ...

The more I read and write about education, the more it has become apparent that seemingly every article is a highlight reel. While I have shared my failures from time to time, much of my own writing has talked about ...

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 ...

I’ll start with a personal apology to my students. The first week of a new school year is so important to me. I want you all to be excited about coming to my class, safe with the knowledge that you ...

One would think that if you spend over 20 years in the teaching profession that you would pretty much see everything. But, that’s the hidden blessing–among the many–about the profession. If you allow it, each year is different; not only ...

By Colleen Mannion, Teacher and Sean Mannion, Student How often do we reach out to our students and ask them how they feel? I’m fortunate enough to have an incredible 15-year-old brother who I absolutely adore and for the first ...