Teach Me to Teach

This week, for whatever reason, I had several folks ask me what it takes to become a teacher. A few friends. A couple of acquaintances. One student. It is actually the student that inspired this post. So, current teachers, I encourage you to read (because reading is good), but I completely understand if you skip [...]

Why I Make Students Diagram Sentences

WARNING: This post may make me out to be the biggest grammar nerd on the block. I make my students diagram sentences. I am going to take a guess and say diagramming sentences may be the worst part of my classroom curriculum according to my students. But, I, as the teacher, love it. I took [...]