How to substitute teach (and survive)

When people find out that I substitute teach, they usually respond like this: Why would you want to do that? Unless those people are teachers themselves. Then they respond: You do?! Have you ever subbed _____ grade? (They’re desperate.) The answer is Yes, I...

Wholesome Reading List for Teen and Pre-teen Girls

       As a middle school and high school English teacher, I often get requests for good book lists, often for girls because discerning mothers have found a lot of young adult fiction inappropriate.        The trick in finding good girl material revolves mainly around...

New Frontiers

I’d bet that today has more posts than any other day on the internet. Every mom with a blog is writing about the first day of school, and every mom without a blog is calling someone up to talk about it, particularly if today is a transitional school...

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