This week, I’m focusing on English teacher Kim and her middle school struggle:

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As English teachers, it’s our duty to train the next generation of Grammar Police, arming our young people with the tools they need to correct and serve. Continue reading

Okay, teacher friends, can you spot all of the errors in these two sentences? Continue reading

The final tardy bell hasn’t yet sounded, but your students are already in their seats, binders open, jotting down your beginning-of-class lecture materials from the board. Too good to be true? This is my every day.

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It’s Saturday morning. I’ve been up since before the sun, working my way through three sections of essays on “The Scarlet Ibis,” a gut-wrenchingly sad short story by James Hurst. For the 22nd time this morning, I read clumsy attempts of freshman brains trying to symbolically connect the crushed red body of a tropical bird […]

Need to teach a subject that is, let’s be honest, a bit dry? Personalize your handouts or lecture slides with your students’ names (or even photos, more on that below) and you’ll instantly grab the class’ attention.

For example, I love grammar. Do my students? Continue reading