Man, my work-life balance isn’t what it used to be. Not that I’ve ever been as consistent posting on this blog as I would have liked to be, it’s about to get even less so. The school year is now in full swing. Most of my waking attention is devoted to doing all the hard […]Read more "Hiatus"
New York City’s 1.1 million public school children reported for their first day of school on September 7, 2017. This date seems irresponsibly late to someone like me who grew up in the Midwest where students are in the classroom by mid-August and out of there by mid-May. While I’ve been an educator in one […]Read more "Reflections after the First Month"
August has been a truly revolutionary month in my life. Blame the Great American Eclipse, as its been called, that tore across the American sky on the twenty-first. I feel as if I have really started to hit my stride; I can know see clearly what I want to do with my life and a […]Read more "Extremely Delayed August in Review"
Last weekend, at a birthday party for twin cats named Fred and George, I met a group of people that really shook my resolve to dedicate my life to the education of underprivileged children in New York City and across the world. For those of you who don’t know, I’ve recently begun training for the […]Read more "We Need Idealistic Teachers Now More than Ever"
I can’t remember if it was the summer of 2000 or 2002, but the first time I visited the most Magical Place on Earth was, as it is for most who venture there, a life changing experience. I was small enough for the promises of breakfasts with princesses and getting a high five from Mickey […]Read more "The Inevitable Disappointment of the Fifth Installment"
I literally cannot believe that July is already over. It feels like just yesterday that I moved into my new place, and the summer is now very quickly coming to a close. I’m beginning to feel a little bit overwhelmed, but I’m feeling more confident in my abilities than I have in a really long […]Read more "July 2017 in Review"
For the entirety of the 2016-2017 school year, I was a literacy instructor in an after school program for middle school students in Chelsea. I facilitated a literacy-boosting book club for sixth-grade students. The class met three times a week and was composed of nine students. Each of the nine had their own unique personality […]Read more "Hoops as a Reflection of Moral Development"