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Teachers–You Must Own Your Content

Teachers–You Must Own Your Content

You just spent a ton of time creating a unit. It’s beautiful. You’ll use it this year, and maybe next.  Or maybe you wrote a curriculum or guide for your department. Who owns that content? This is an important question. If you put in the work, it should be...
10 Ways to Get School Cancelled

10 Ways to Get School Cancelled

“Is school cancelled? There’s snow out there. Everyone’s texting everyone. Parents, teachers, concerned citizens. We all want to know. Is school cancelled? “Did you get the text?” Nobody got the text. NOBODY GOT THE TEXT!!!  There...
Stop Spending Your Paycheck on Your Job!

Stop Spending Your Paycheck on Your Job!

Teachers–how much money from your last paycheck did you give back to your job? Stop spending–before it’s too late! It’s prom season. ($40) “Can your department donate a basket to our fundraiser?” ($10) “Dress down day.”...
Sanity Tips: Don’t Go Crazy At Report Card Time

Sanity Tips: Don’t Go Crazy At Report Card Time

Keep your sanity at report card time! The day before report card day is one of four days a year students miraculously care about the number in the grade book. Nobody cared when I said, “Sure, get that to me tomorrow,” or “It’ll be posted on the...
13 Tips for Being an Amazing Teacher

13 Tips for Being an Amazing Teacher

Someone on Quora asked me to give tips for teaching at a high school, so, I did. Then I posted it on Medium under the title “13 Tips & Non-negotiables for Teaching at a High School.” Here are the 13 Tips and the original post: Each of these things have...