Tag: high school

They Once Called Me Coach


Last Wednesday, after a late afternoon thunderstorm wiped the sky of its dark imperfections,  I stood before the Robbinsville High School graduating class and delivered the commencement address I entitled “Trust Your Change.” Later the night, while enjoying a well deserved post-graduation beverage, a colleague asked me how long I’d been working on the speech. […]

3 Strategies You Need to Know When Teaching Writing to Teenagers


Teenagers often swagger into an English classroom with a fixed mindset. A mindset of either: 1. I’m not good at writing and never will be. or 2. I’ve always earned high marks in English and past rubrics indicate I’ve achieved mastery in writing. My experiences have shown me that though it’s difficult to transform a fixed […]