[Election 2016] What Do We Tell Our Children?

Last night, in an upset many did not see coming, reality show star, Donald Trump was announced President-Elect of the United States. As I stared at the screen, I initially was too shocked to even react. In the polls leading up to the election, it was clear that he was "gaining ground" but to see [...]

Revamping Your Resume for a Career Change

Almost three years ago, I wrote an article entitled, "Jobs For Teachers Who Leave the Profession" about the various jobs teachers could do outside of being in the classroom. After being shared over 1,000,000 times, I figured we should do an update about HOW teachers can transition into jobs that seem unattainable for a teacher. Over [...]

Stories of a New Administrator

A little over a year ago I took over as the Director of the small, private school I taught at for six years and attended as a small child.  Need it be said that I was thrilled?  My staff taught by my side for several years and brainstormed with me for nearly a year.  I [...]

I Remember When Teachers Were Allowed to Teach Their Passions

There are few things that I enjoy more than getting students to question, analyze, write about, discuss, and, ultimately, clarify their own views on complicated questions.  It reminds me of my own history teachers in high school and how they communicated their passions to us students.  In one class, we were supposed to study American history [...]

Educational Renaissance: Veteran Teachers Vest in Change

For the first time in years, I'm experiencing the excitement that new teachers can relate to. I'm "nerve-cited," a term my daughter coined for our move to teach in the Dominican Republic after 20 years in one public school in northern Vermont. To shake my foundations, to ignite possibilities for change and to immerse in [...]