Vulnerability and Risk in Teaching

Do you want to know something weird? One-on-one meetings with students intimidate me. In the past, the only one-on-one conferences with students I've done were forced upon me (such as when I taught for The Princeton Review, who didn't allow for teacher autonomy in their curriculum). Ironically, now that I think about it, I actually... Continue Reading →

Book Therapy

I recently discovered the podcast "What Should I Read Next", hosted by Anne Bogel, and at 300 episodes, I have no idea why I'm just now finding it. While I enjoy listening and constantly adding to my "to read" list, I'm also fascinated by the format. Anne asks each guest to name their top three... Continue Reading →

Triangle Talk

I teach in a hallway. No joke. You know all those remarks I've made in my last two posts about my severely limited teaching space? How I used the term "classroom" loosely? It's because I don't have a classroom. Not really. Our building is roughly shaped like a triangle. The outside edges of the three... Continue Reading →

A Lazy Genius Teacher

Some of my favorite "teacher-y" books As an avid reader, teacher, and input-seeker, I've thoroughly deep-dived the popular authors in this world of innovative education. Titles like The Innovator's Mindset by George Couros, Learner Centered Innovation by Katie Martin, Ditch That Homework by Matt Miller, and Pure Genius by Don Wettrick line my bookshelves --... Continue Reading →

Back to the Blogging World

Every time I teach Genius Hour, I promise to do my own project along with the students. This allows me to model the steps of the process for them, but even more, it forces me to live out lifelong learning in front of them (not that lifelong learning is a problem for me... I don't... Continue Reading →

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