Interview With a Teacher #2: Mr. W.

A Note About These Interviews: I taught seventh grade for almost twenty years and was constantly surprised at the difference between what friends, family, parents, neighbors, and community members imagined my job was like and what it actually was like. The few times I had the privilege of inviting a friend or family member toContinue reading “Interview With a Teacher #2: Mr. W.”

May Memories

May is always a full month, but this year it seemed more full than usual. Despite the fact that COVID-19 has, in many ways, made the world feel smaller, it can’t stop time from marching on, nor can it stop people from celebrating its passage, albeit in new ways. This May marked twenty-five years sinceContinue reading “May Memories”

Mid-Year Crisis

Teachers, listen to me. No, seriously, pick your head up off that desk or out of that bucket of wine, and LISTEN. I get it. I really, really do. It’s the end of February, which means… You have six weeks until the STAAR test and eight weeks of lessons that you need to teach beforeContinue reading “Mid-Year Crisis”