Tag: teacher

Training Session #42- July 22: Getting punched in the mouth


In 2013 I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, an autoimmune disorder that chewed a hole in my cerebellum, atrophied various muscles, impaired my vision, balance, coordination and consequently stole my confidence and my ability to run. I have dedicated the summer of 2018 to regaining my strength, coordination, balance, and relearning how to run. I am participating […]

I once had a supervisor I disagreed with.


I’m sure you can relate. During a performance review, my supervisor told me that my teaching style,  a fusion of storytelling and instruction, was not practical and measurable on state exams. “You’re job is to teach reading and writing skills not to tell bedtime stories.” At the time of our meeting, I’d been teaching for […]

“Travel is the best teacher.” The Educator Spotlight is on Spanish Teacher Michele Hill


Write on Fight on’s Educator Spotlight features insights, reflections and best practices from passionate classroom teachers and school administrators. Meet Michele Hill. Michele is an high school Spanish teacher from New Jersey.  An active educational blogger, Michele believes engagement is the key to inspiring students. She recently took a group of students to Costa Rica to further […]

The Importance of Goal Setting: The Educator Spotlight is on Teacher and Writer Mari Venturino


Write on Fight on’s Educator Spotlight features insights, reflections and best practices from classroom teachers and administrators.  Meet Mari Venturino. Mari is an elementary school teacher from San Diego, California.  An active blogger and editor of the book Fueled by Love and Coffee: Real Stories by Real Teachers, Mari is a reflective force. Check out her interview, […]

Bringing Stories to Light: WoFo’s Teacher Spotlight is on Julie Boulton


Write on Fight on’s Teacher Spotlight features awesome educators who are dedicated to teaching and inspiring young people everyday. In the first edition of the 2017-2018 school year, WoFo features history teacher and blogger Julie Boulton. I would like to thank Julie for her interview and dedication to the teaching profession. “I love to bring stories […]

8 Simple Ways To Be A More Interesting Teacher This School Year


As a teacher, I want to be interesting. I want my students to want to be in my class. In fact, my philosophy of education has always been rooted in a line from Billy Joel’s Piano Man: Cause he knows that it’s me they’ve been coming to see               […]

Teaching Children Character Building Concepts: An Interview with Author Gretchen Burman


Who is Gretchen Burman? My name is Gretchen Burman, mother of two amazing girls and wife to a fabulous and supportive husband.  When I was pregnant ten years ago, I was freaking out thinking how I would raise capably, caring and happy children.  What did I need to proactively and reactively teach them so they […]

Another Successful College Essay Writing Camp!


  During the week of July 17th, I facilitated the Write on Fight on College Essay Camp for a great group of rising 12th grade students. Throughout the week we learned: Why writers should brainstorm like Vin Diesel… Fast &Furious Why, as writers, should always create more content then we actually need How to destroy […]

WoFo’s Teacher Spotlight is on Deb Dauer


Write on Fight on’s Teacher Spotlight closes out the 2016-2017 school year with a very special guest. The “Mighty” Deb Dauer is a teacher, wife, mother, writer and fighter I’ve been admiring from a distance for some time now. It’s an honor to have Deb’s story grace these pages. Her courage, honesty and resilience are absolute […]

This One Simple Tool Will Make You a More Effective Writing Teacher


Teenagers are notorious for their lack of attention and internal busyness– especially in a classroom. They live in a chronic state of unawareness and have a cantankerous yearning to be somewhere else. “I want to go to sleep.” “I want to go home.” “I’m starving, when’s lunch?” And in these modern times of computers and […]