Setting Someone Else’s Table

Dear Claire, Yesterday was great. I had forgotten how fantastic it feels to put on some loud music and move furniture. That’s not to say that I’m glad your entire class was boxed up and moved to the middle of the room; that was… not ideal. But it...

Weak Teaching Muscles

Dear Claire, Thank you for being so willing to let me be your long-term sub while you’re out on Maternity leave. Of course, I’ll work closely with Adriana to keep our lessons and class culture consistent, something that you can swiftly absorb when you...

In N Out

Today, Dana from one of my middle schools let me take over her first period and tackled Robert Kaplinsky’s In-N-Out burger task (with some modifications). Together, she and I re-created the Problem Solving Framework into a Google Doc. After some deliberation, we...

Back In The Classroom

One year, eight and a half months ago, I packed up my little hatchback with the last few boxes of classroom materials, hugged a few students, and left the classroom, not knowing when I’d return. There’s a chance — a slight chance — that I’ll be back...