Thanks for visiting my blog. I am a high school English teacher in Atlanta, GA where I work hard to make a difference in students’ lives in Room 128, my school and community, and education as a whole. My goals are to:
Advocate for the next generation. Millenials and Generation Z often get a bad rap in today’s society. I, however, believe they are simply misunderstood or products of the environment in which we the adults raised them.
Advocate for teachers. Teachers get the shaft sometimes because of bad press. I, however, believe teachers are some of the hardest working and caring people I know. The time has come for teachers to quit letting the media or a few negative parents write our story; the time has come to join forces and speaking up about the great things happening in our classrooms.
Advocate for education. I’ll be the first to admit that public schools have problems but so do private schools and even homeschooling has its own set of challenges. The fact remains, however, that education – and the success or failure of it – is at the root of our democracy. This blog is committed to not ignoring difficult issues but pressing through and making the system better.
Follow me on Twitter, Instagram, or connect with me on APLitHelp if you’re an ELA teachers. You can also find my writing on Edutopia and BAM! Radio Ed Words where I, along with other committed educators, share what we are doing in our classrooms and thoughts on education.