The Youth Boxing Club that is Changing Lives in Chicago
The core activity of this after-school program is boxing, but it offers so much more to students.
No More Easy Button: A Suggested Approach to Post-Pandemic Teaching
With this fresh start, let’s take the wisdom we’ve gained over the last year and use it. Let’s not go back to the way things used to be.
Subversion: An Essential Tool of the Master Teacher
Sometimes, to do right by their students, good teachers have to break the rules.
Letter to an Overachiever
Here’s what happened over the last few days: I dropped the ball. My deadline came and went, and as I watched it slip away, a sense of peace washed over me.
Lessons in Personhood: 10 Ways to Truly Lead in Your Classroom
To stand before children is a rare privilege. In every minute we spend together, they will learn something. Whatever it is we put before them, they will learn from it.
Rewrite the Story You Tell Yourself About Teaching
You tell yourself a lot of stories: No one appreciates you. The kids aren’t motivated. Testing has ruined everything.
What if you could write a different story?
The Breathtaking, Life-Altering Power of Being a Dork
When you spend all your energy in the service of looking cool, what you ultimately do is erase yourself.
When a Student Hates You
I share these stories because I suspect you have also had moments you’re not proud of, stories you’ve never told anyone; I want you to know you’re not alone.