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. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
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? Continue Reading
When you spend all your energy in the service of looking cool, what you ultimately do is erase yourself. Continue Reading
It’s hard to write all this down. These stories definitely don’t make me look good, and they don’t represent most of my time in the classroom. I share them because I suspect some of you have had moments you’re not proud of, stories you’ve never told anyone, and I want you to know you’re not alone. Continue Reading
At this time of year, feeling out-of-control busy is the status quo for everyone I talk to. So I thought I’d share a little trick I use to ease that feeling of wanting to crawl in bed and never come out again. Continue Reading
Advice is available everywhere you look, and some of it is very good. But a lot of those tips won’t work if you fail to follow this one essential rule. Continue Reading