Exodus: A Teacher’s Story

In less than forty-eight hours, I will be crossing the West Virginia state line for the final time. Though I spent the better part of my youth daydreaming of a larger world and much of my early adulthood was lost to pipedream plans of leaving, I never left. Something, or somethings, always kept me here—whether …

Awakening the Educational Giant

Sometimes as teachers, we get caught up in the individualistic aspects of our career. We get lost in units and lesson plans, in phone calls to parents, in mounds of papers to grade—in the thousand and one cyclical tasks that isolate and exhaust us. We become islands floating at sea. We forget that we are …