Tag: Teaching

  • For New Teachers – It’s Not Easy to Work Within Contract Hours

    For New Teachers – It’s Not Easy to Work Within Contract Hours

    Over the weekend, I was sent a podcast clip of a group of educators discussing tips they had for new teachers. I appreciated the nuanced approach to the tired argument that new teachers need to learn to work in their “contracted hours”. This is all too familiar. When I entered the classroom in 2015, veteran […]

  • For the English Teachers Who Struggle with Writing

    For the English Teachers Who Struggle with Writing

    My name is Patrick and I’m an English Language Arts teacher that is insecure about his writing. Am I out here by myself? I fell in love with writing in the fourth grade. Hyped up from my trip to Blockbuster, gathering all the movies I could hold in my small hands. I knew I was […]

  • A Lasting Shadow

    A Lasting Shadow

    Who knew that my 25th cycle around the Earth would leave such a lasting shadow? I took a social media break for three weeks because I had reached rock bottom and looking at yall’s lives wasn’t making it any better. My goal on my break was to take full advantage of the silence that already […]

  • Thank U, TFA

    I arrived to D.C. in the middle of June. Not long after I’d given my college graduation commencement speech, I packed my bags to take a leap on faith. I’d supposed to stay in Michigan and finish out the traditional route: move back home, complete my year-long student teaching, and obtain my Michigan certification. But it […]

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