After two decades of teaching high school English, I’ve known many principals. I’ve come to think of them as the good, the bad, and the indifferent. Today’s video is a message from the heart, the things I always wanted to say but never did because, well, I didn’t want to lose my job. Learn more […]

You want to look good. You have only a few minutes to make a great first impression. And you’re being compared to all of the other teachers a student has on his schedule. That’s right – it’s Back to School Night, also known as the l-o-n-g-e-s-t day of the year. Continue reading

I just spent the past two days cleaning up mess after mess I created for myself. How many times did I screw up this weekend? Oh, let’s see…

On Friday, I had the cute idea of emailing a welcome note of excitement to my incoming students. After hitting “send,” I realized I had not one, but TWO, errors in my message. Ugh. Continue reading