Paper Guilt

Dear Sarah, I’ve had this stack of papers on my desk for nearly three months. Do I hand them back? Sincerely, Paper Guilt Dear Paper Guilt, Thank you for asking this question. Seriously. This is like one of those classroom moments when a student sheepishly...

Saying “Yes” or “No?”

Dear Sarah, How do you know when to say, “yes?” When to say, “no?” Sincerely, Deciding yes or no? Dear Deciding yes or no? For full disclosure, let me start by saying that I’ve spent most of my life really struggling to say no. In fact, I still distinctly remember...

Overcoming School Politics: VIDEO message

This week’s Ask Sarah is a special video message. Be sure to let us know if you like the format. Enjoy! Dear Sarah, I am in the Navy and will get out with 30 years. I am excited to begin my second career as a elementary school teacher, perhaps working in the...

Job Interview Jitters

Dear Sarah, I’m student teaching right now and getting ready to apply for jobs next fall. As I start to go through this process, I’m wondering what new teachers should look for in a school? Sincerely, Job Interview Jitters Dear Job Interview Jitters, As spring quickly...

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