Ask Sarah LIVE: #LoveTeaching

Once again, Ask Sarah, made the leap to Facebook Live and once again, you showed up with your questions, your comments, your conversation. Here’s the snack-size version of the broadcast, so you can find or watch just the portions you want to. You can also catch the...

Overstepped from Above

Dear Sarah, How do you deal with situations where you’re overstepped and disrespected by those above you? I had a situation this year that I had no idea how to handle. Sincerely, Overstepped from Above Dear Overstepped from Above, It’s an awful feeling, isn’t it? That...

Reflections on More than Disciplinarians

I often tell my students they should somehow be changed by the books they read. I ask them to pay attention to how they enter a text and see if they are different when they leave it. I suggest this is the mark of a worthwhile text; the ones that take us on a journey....

Tense Staff Meetings

Dear Sarah, My question is concerning change… more specifically how to foster change within a teaching staff? We attempted a vertical alignment meeting at the end of the previous school year, it was a tense meeting that produced little to no change. As we begin...

Ask Sarah’s Students

If there’s one thing teenagers have taught me it’s that there’s no truth serum like students. That’s why I decided to take three of your questions and bring in some guest responders: my students! It’s true that part of exercising teacher voice is liberating student...

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