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...

Back To School Night – 2016

Dear Claire, Wow, that last post came out much darker than the week felt. There was plenty of good stuff, even some times where I was laughing out loud while students were learning. One of the highlights from Week Two was: Back to School Night I found your old...

My Three Friends

Dear Claire, I’ve recently become re-acquainted with three friends. Since I left the classroom, my three friends and I haven’t talked as much. We just… had less common ground; the time together got more cumbersome and more full of awkward silence....

First Day of School 2016

Teaching two periods of Integrated Math I while Claire Verti takes maternity leave, these are my public letters to her, as part of a 12-week series. Hopefully, she starts a blog when she returns. Dear Claire, I’m sweaty. The air conditioning went out around...