Let them laugh (at least a little)

“I love subbing for your classes. Your classroom has such a great culture; you must be doing something right.” A colleague who has filled in for me six times this spring (so far) gave me this unexpected compliment today, when we crossed paths in the early morning copy room. It was a great start to…

Read More

How to cope when you’re under attack

One of the toughest things to realize, as a young teacher, is that not everyone is going to like you. Not every student, not every administrator, and certainly not every parent. Most people who become teachers are idealistic. We want to improve the world. We want to share ideas with young people and inspire them to…

Read More