You Keep Saying Math Teachers Should Have Taught You These Things, continued

I recently wrote a piece about the trend of adults expressing desires that their high school math teachers should have taught them valuable life lessons. I tried to fix this and it turns out that now that you’re not in my classroom you actually want me to teach you something.  Better late than never, I … Continue reading You Keep Saying Math Teachers Should Have Taught You These Things, continued

You Keep Saying Math Teachers Should Have Taught You These Things, Let’s Get it Over With

Okay. I get it. Math teachers failed you. I failed you. You’re now an adult and realizing that the quadratics are worthless. In my defense, it’s a fundamental cornerstone of mathematics and physics. But, here you are. Here we are. You keep posting on social media about how your math teachers never taught you about … Continue reading You Keep Saying Math Teachers Should Have Taught You These Things, Let’s Get it Over With

The Stigma of Teacher Pay: Coming to Terms with Naming Your Number

Money is a weird thing for me. I left the classroom in the fall of 2016 to work at a tech start-up. It’s been a long journey and I often feel scummy when dollars come up. I want to share this experience with others because I always felt limited by what I knew was possible. … Continue reading The Stigma of Teacher Pay: Coming to Terms with Naming Your Number

You’ve Been on Your Soapbox About the Importance of Teaching and Now You’re a Capitalist Pig: How to Come to Terms with this Change and How to Navigate Conversations with Friends and Family. 

When I announced to my classrooms that I was leaving for a career in software sales, a few of the students were really perplexed. It honestly did make me feel like I was choosing to abandon my kids. I didn’t know how they’d react. In one of my sections a girl said “ughhh why are … Continue reading You’ve Been on Your Soapbox About the Importance of Teaching and Now You’re a Capitalist Pig: How to Come to Terms with this Change and How to Navigate Conversations with Friends and Family. 

How to Get Out of Teaching and into Sales

It’s June. Graduation excitement is in the air. The students are excited for their summer and the teachers are asking themselves how to best utilize the few short weeks of freedom that is often over exaggerated by the masses. And for any teacher that has a renewal contract in hand, they are asking themselves, “If … Continue reading How to Get Out of Teaching and into Sales

Why We Should Re-examine Our Approach to First Generation College Students

I hopelessly subscribe to Audible. I let my monthly allotted credits store up without listening to any new audiobooks, then I do things like buy 100 hours of books about the Civil War and think of how cool I will be at dinner parties when I say something like, “So, your story just reminded me … Continue reading Why We Should Re-examine Our Approach to First Generation College Students