Ten, Twelve, Ten

Dear Claire, This year marks my 10th in education. While the path of an educator’s career is murky and uncertain, I feel quite content with what I’ve accomplished in ten years. Rather than listing the recent wins (see the class Twitter feed and mine for...

Dear Erin

What follows is an email I sent back to Erin, a teacher who read the book and this blog and rightfully had some questions. I (and John) are thrilled that Classroom Chef has opened us to have these conversations more often.   Hi, Erin. I’ve been sitting on...

Conflicting Values

Dear Claire, I drafted this post, but never published it last week. This was a week of transitions, one in which I was very thankful for this blog, twitter, and my wife as a sounding board. On Monday, the air-conditioning in room 908 still wasn’t fixed, and the...