Our Motto #BeGreatToday Gritty Responsible Empathetic Ambitious Tolerant Be sure to sign up for the Pondering Education newsletter! You’ll receive… Read More

A Letter to My Son

I wrote this letter to my son earlier this school year, just days before he was set to start kindergarten.… Read More

Engagement, Activism, and a Teacher’s Role

As I am sure most of you already know, students across the country recently participated in a series of student… Read More

A Letter To Students Participating in Tomorrow’s Walkout…

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Dear Students, Tomorrow’s the big day. You’ve been planning your walkout for the past 2 weeks.… Read More

Pondering Education: Video Blog (3/11/18)

Video Blog – Sunday, March 11, 2018 Click here for previous episodes of The Pondering Education Podcast  

Pondering Education: Recapping a Busy First Month

Well, it’s been a fantastic first month on Pondering Education! The podcast has been gaining momentum thanks to you and… Read More

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Pondering Education: Episode 3 – A Conversation with Olivia Gatwood

Welcome to Episode 3 of Pondering Education¬†featuring Olivia Gatwood! Show Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Episode Rundown: Introduction Student Activism… Read More


Over the past 18 years of my teaching career, I have noticed a number of changes in children. Many of… Read More

Are Test Scores More Important?

Test Time It’s that time of the year again! TEST TIME! As classrooms across America prepare for standardized testing, I… Read More

Student Activists Deserving of Praise

‚Äú…to every lawmaker out there: No longer can you take money from the N.R.A., no longer can you fly under… Read More