Teaching “Elite” Students

Dear Sarah, Just yesterday I accepted a new position at a very prestigious school where they are adopting project-based learning. I am contacting you to be proactive. I am seeking out teachers who I can follow, read about, contact, and get ideas from who have...

End of School Year Inspiration

Dear Sarah, As the end of the school year approaches, I want my students to begin reflecting on the learning that has occurred this year. Do you have any suggestions for activities that would commemorate their learning and growth? Sincerely, End of School Year...

Leaving the Classroom: a VIDEO message

Dear Sarah, I just took a position as a school improvement consultant. I can’t shake the feeling that I’m somehow betraying teachers in some way or that I’m doing the wrong thing by leaving my classroom. So maybe I’m just having pangs of nervousness about the unknown?...

Managing Parental Involvement

Dear Sarah, I just finished parent/teacher conferences and they made me wonder if I’m meeting the needs of my parents. There are some I really wanted to see, but they didn’t come. There are others who are so worried about everything that they create lots of anxiety...

#WhyITeach: A Letter to a Former Student

    This week’s Ask Sarah column addresses a question Teacher2Teacher has been posing to a lot of teachers recently. They’re wondering #WhyITeach. But rather than answering them directly, I decided to write a letter to one of my former students. I hope...

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