Book Tasting

My co-worker and I received awesome feedback from our students about their experience reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. So we wanted to let students browse other relevant, engaging, and popular young adult books from the last couple years. I did this in the form of a book tasting: students got menus, sampled a variety of... Continue Reading →

Performance Review of Myself

Be careful what you ask for, right? I required my 10th graders to give me feedback on their experience with me as their teacher first semester, and initially, my brain only read the negatives. So, I decided to write down some of the feedback that hurt and some that helps. Hurts: A native student who... Continue Reading →

Encouraging Students

One of my mantras is "I can't give what I don't have." Some of my colleagues and I were feeling a bit depressed and overwhelmed this January, and we could see that it was a bit viral in our building. A lot of us are trying to be helpful and giving when we're running on... Continue Reading →

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