Classroom Rules Are Meant to Be Broken

It’s long past time we stop with the incessant rules in the classroom. The day before my first day of teaching a veteran teacher reminded me to have my rules set and ready to go. “You can always loosen up, but you can never tighten up,” she said, wagging her finger. While I do, mostly, agree with the idea of being a bit of a hardass at the start of

5 Things Teachers Can Do in the Last Stretch of Summer

Fall is coming. What can you do to stay refreshed and ready? I know you don’t want to hear this, teacher friends, but summer is almost over. Have you noticed the fun donut-shaped floaties have been replaced with school supplies at Target? I’m not saying it’s time to abandon the pool or put down your beach read, but here are some things I like to do as the school year

Yet Another Blog

I started a blog. Here’s what you can expect. July 9, 2021 Here we are. I’ve decided to start a blog. It’s almost a year to the day that I submitted my resignation from teaching, and while I have no intentions of returning to the traditional in-person high school English classroom, teaching is definitely a passion of mine. I loved teaching high school English, even when I didn’t. While I