The Essentialist’s Guide to Education

I considered titling this post "The Proverbial Death of an Educator," but decided that was likely a bit dramatic. I'd love to take just a few minutes of your time to explain why I believe (like many other things in life) we overcomplicate the educational process and in doing so, we overextend our educators. The … Continue reading The Essentialist’s Guide to Education

Sentries Against Hopelessness

Coming to school each day can become a hopeless task for some children unless they succeed at what they do. We teachers are the sentries against that hopelessness. — Robert DeBruyn As educators, we all bring our own memories and school experiences to our work and into our classrooms. Undoubtedly, those experiences are a wide variation of … Continue reading Sentries Against Hopelessness

What I’ve Learned From a Return to the Classroom

Over the past four weeks, I have had the opportunity to be back in the classroom -- as a teacher. We are currently short-staffed, so I have been teaching a class called Academic Perseverance. The class focuses on social-emotional learning and executive functions, but there is significant latitude for creativity and pursuit of topics the … Continue reading What I’ve Learned From a Return to the Classroom