3 Useful Things I Learned While Teaching Middle School

I had another teaching dream recently. I was back at my old school. A new teacher (I think his name was Kevin—he looked like a Kevin) asked me if I was new too. I told him no, that I had worked there from the day it opened until a couple of years ago. Then IContinue reading “3 Useful Things I Learned While Teaching Middle School”

The Greatest Gifts, Part 3

If you’ve been following my blog this week, you know that I’ve been writing about gifts I’ve received from students, everything from Starbucks cards and candle holders to homemade pencil sharpeners and bacon. (If you haven’t been following along, feel free to start here and catch up. It won’t take long.) Today’s post is theContinue reading “The Greatest Gifts, Part 3”

The Greatest Gifts, Part 2

(Need to catch up? Click here for part 1 and here for the part that came before part 1.) In 2010, a student who we’ll call Darry made me a pencil sharpener. Back when I was in school  (which was slightly after the days of uphill-both-ways-in-the-snow, but still well before the internet) there were heavyContinue reading “The Greatest Gifts, Part 2”