Let Us March On ‘Til Victory Is Won

Even on concrete, my shoes manage to screech at me when I’m chasing down a crosstown bus at 6:45 in the morning. My robust frame belies my uncanny ability to accelerate as the neon green …

What You’re Not Gonna Do [Vox]

This weekend, I’ve spent the majority of my Internet time swatting detractors of my latest piece on Vox about the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT). Here, an excerpt: Essentially, these schools enshrined into law …

Just Take It Slow, We Got So Far To Go

On Monday, our students had a trip to the American Museum of Natural History. After a series of whip-arounds and semi-completed scavenger hunts, we entered the waiting area for the Neil deGrasse Tyson-narrated Dark Universe. Because …

Bring Me A Higher Love

Pardon me since I haven’t done this in a while, but I’d like to quote a bit of poetry from Steve Winwood: Think about it, there must be higher love Down in the heart or …

And All Of A Sudden, I’m So Good At Math

The school day before the math state exam, we went over any number of topics: linear relationships, scientific notation, the slope-intercept form of a linear equation. In each instance, I had a few sample problems …

My Students Are Already Twice As Good [Medium]

On this Independence Day, I’ve been thinking about the nexus of “dreams” and “ideals” in the context of this epicenter we call America. Our classrooms teach us as much about America as the flag-waving, anthem-singing …