A Year of Ask Sarah

52 weeks. Hundreds of questions. Thousands of words. Countless teachers making a difference. That’s what my first year of writing this column has been: a through line into this wonderful community of educators who continue to converge around questions, to unite in...

Winter Break Slump

Dear Sarah, What should I be doing to wrap up things for the calendar year and make sure my students don’t forget everything during winter break? Sincerely, Winter Break Slump Dear Winter Break Slump, I was born and raised in Iowa. (That’s corn, not potatoes.) Which...

Tough Conversations

Dear Sarah, How do you have conversations in class about topics that are uncomfortable? Sincerely, Tough Conversations Dear Tough Conversations, So many teachers, formally and informally, have voiced your question this week. Of course, it makes sense. We’re all...

Tough Parent Conference

Dear Sarah, How do you handle a tough parent-teacher conference? And, then, how do you recover from it? Sincerely, Tough Parent Conference Dear Tough Parent Conference, These are inescapable teacher moments, hopefully tempered by all of the other conferences that...

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