A few years ago, I was invited to join a group of 5 other secondary ELA teachers and 2 principle … More
On the Path to Restorative Restart
Upon listening to the podcast of my last post’s discussion, I realized I focused on just part of the path … More
Summer: Gearing up for a Very Different (Re)Start
We were all changed by the pandemic. Just ask any student, parent, or educator, and you will get more than … More
Learning is an Open Door
In October of 2020, I was invited to contribute a chapter to a book entitled, “Everyday Advocacy” by Dr. Cathy … More
Grammar: Ready. Set. Play.
The Object of the Game Let me begin by saying, I do not base my definition of being academically successful … More
I Don’t Know and That’s Okay
And I don’t know how, but I want to know… How many of you have said this? Learned this? Lived … More
It’s Not that I Haven’t been Writing…
I promise I’ve been writing. I have been negligent in adding my ponderings here, but here I go. If you … More
How to Engage Young Writers: Be Diverse. Be Authentic. Be Responsive.
(Please see original post of this article at Education Week Teacher.) It would be much more convenient if what worked … More
Mind Dump: Youth in Participatory Politics?
Let’s get the conversation started. What’s the role of youth in the democratic process? As an English teacher, I am … More
From Dreams to Details: Invitation to Lead
It’s a wonderfully synergistic day. One where I attempted to escape finding the baby in the King Cake but found … More