Never-Ending Cycle

Dear Sarah, How do you deal with the constant cycle of planning, teaching and grading? It feels like a never-ending process, and I am having a hard time giving it my all consistently. Sincerely, Never-Ending Process Prefer talking? Find me on VOXER at Sarah Brown...

Eager Student Teacher

Hi Sarah, I am currently a student teacher this semester and I really want to make an impact on my students even though they are not actually mine. I have to teach The Great Gatsby and Ayn Rand’s Anthem. I am having difficulty coming up with lessons that will...

Did I Teach the Right Things?

Not only do I enjoy responding to your questions, but I also have to contend with my own concerns, insecurities and uncertainties. This week I’m responding to my own question. Yep! It’s a very meta-Sarah Ask Sarah! Dear Sarah (Myself), It’s the end of the semester and...

Reclaiming Classroom Joy

Dear Sarah, I’ve been teaching for 19 years and am proud of who I am a teacher. Not every lesson is successful and some years have been tough, but I love what I do and I always love my classes. This year is different. I can’t find the joy in my class. The kids don’t...

New Teacher, New Year

Dear Sarah, I’m a new teacher and am looking forward to my first winter break. This first year has been an exciting and exhausting experience. There were lots of great days and some really tough ones too. I’m not sure what to expect after the break and I’m not sure...

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