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Category: Teacher Voice

Celebrated Summer

Whatever you’re doing this summer —please, let yourself heal. I know it’s hard, considering what’s happening in the world. For me, teaching is healing.

On Walking Out

They think increasing security is a bad idea and arming teachers is worse. That no one’s going to listen to kids anyway. Which is why today mattered so much

Who’s Your Mr. Feeny?

I failed 9th grade algebra. I assumed that I needed a photographic memory, or maybe it was because I’m dyslexic. I definitely lacked the stealth necessary to cheat; classmates routinely lifted their shoulders to block my vision of their exams. I could never explain why I tested so poorly, but standardized tests weren’t interested in my excuses. The […]