The Time I Made a Fart Sound During a Test
All thirty of them jerked their heads up at once and stared at me, mouths open. For a moment the air was still while they tried to process what had just happened.
The Story of the Students and the Replacement Books
On some days, teaching can crush our souls. But on other days it does the opposite.
How One Teacher Started an Urban Gardening Revolution
Every year, more schools are discovering the educational potential of gardens. But this one? You have to see it to believe it.
The Compliments Project
The moment I saw this video, I knew I wanted to share it with you.
Diary of a First-Year Teacher: Looking Back
Our first-year teacher shares what she’s learned, what she’ll do differently next year, and what she wishes she’d known from the start.
Building Relationships with Students Through Books
Talking about and sharing books has become an integral part of my daily interactions with students and a pivotal part of relationship-building with them.
A Day in the Life of an Alternative High School Teacher
What everyone really wants to know is if I teach THOSE kids—the mean ones, the dangerous ones, the ones that are “too far gone to save.”
Diary of a First-Year Teacher: Balance
When the school year started, I told myself that I need to focus on one thing at a time, not stretch myself too thinly. But even as I type this, my mind is racing. It’s come to a point where I have so many projects to be working on, I find myself not working on any.