Teacher quality, school funding, and effective academic instruction should only comprise part of the rallying cry of educational reform. Character, identity-development, intrinsic motivation, and happiness need to become public school promises for our children as well. Any knowledgeable parent, teacher, and student knows that quality classrooms provide academic achievement with personal fulfillment.

If you are interested in how a teacher in a low-income school navigates top-down school mandates (canned curricula topped with test-prep), rigorous instruction, and a moral compass to provide students with personally meaningful, culturally relevant, and exciting lessons, then this blog is worth your daily visit.

You’ll find articles worth reading, lessons worth teaching, and resources worth sharing.