On Being Best: Teacher Competition and the Tabula Rasa

By Adrin Fisher So, I’ve been thinking about claiming credit. It seems to me that teachers have a tendency to claim credit when things go well, but to disavow all knowledge when things go sideways.  I saw this at my first high school job.  Teachers sat at lunch and complained about all the knowledge gaps/bad … Continue reading On Being Best: Teacher Competition and the Tabula Rasa

Back to School: The Best of Times and the Worst of Times

By Adrin Fisher I have a confession to make. Sometimes I walk through the school supplies aisle just to smell it.  It’s just the BEST. I know, it’s odd.  School supplies are my vitamin D:  they strengthen my bones.  I love choosing from bins of highlighters, glue sticks, pencils, and pens.  Those fresh, smooth binders … Continue reading Back to School: The Best of Times and the Worst of Times