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 sat down last Sunday night around 8:00. It had been a typical Sunday. I got the weekly food shopping done. My daughter had some studying to do, so we took care of that. I even managed to get to ...

It is difficult to separate the concept of “good” writing and grammar. It seems that you can’t really have one without the other. Yet, consider the following question: What is good writing? Good writing is about telling a story, whether ...

“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. ...

  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 ...

  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. ...