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...

Minimum Wage and Immigrants

UPDATE 3 September 2017: Yesterday, President Trump pledged to end DACA, which would make Karena (in the story below) an undocumented immigrant and one of the 1.5 million “good ones” vulnerable to deportation. This is a heartbreak for me and I’ve...

Dear New Teachers

Today, a representative from theladders.com emailed me asking if I could promote the site on here with a post for new teachers. Either spambots are getting smarter, or there’s been a sudden spike of interest in the blogs of recovering math teachers turned tech...

One Year Anniversary

One year ago this week, I left the classroom to take a coaching position, not knowing if I would ever return. It was a risk, and while I’m usually a big fan of risk in the classroom, this risk was blind. Tomorrow is my last day in the classroom. Possibly ever....