Classroom Management Help

Dear Sarah, I have been asked to support a first year high school English teacher who is struggling with classroom management. The students are prone to outbursts, inappropriate comments and general off task behavior. From my own classroom experience, I know rules,...

Demoralized and Unworthy

Dear Sarah, This is my 16th year as a high school teacher.  I remember my first few years as being very stressful with managing my classroom, but I was very confident in my instructional practices and knowledge of the topic area.  Recently, in the past few years,...

#loveteaching

Dear Sarah, Teaching is exhausting, challenging, and sometimes as draining as it is rewarding. How is it, after 18 years, you still love teaching?” Sincerely, #loveteaching Dear #loveteaching, Your question gave me pause (and perfect for a Valentine’s Day post). My...

What Shaped You?

Dear Sarah, What books, texts or experiences have most shaped you as a teacher? Sincerely, What Shaped You? Dear What Shaped You? My greatest hope for this column is that your question will ignite in our readers a long list of resources in the comment section below!...

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