If you're not currently teaching, what are you focused on?:
I currently teach 80%, making time for speaking and offering seminars to share my classroom work with colleagues.
Your school name:
American High School
Your school type:
Is your school a Title Ⅰ school?:
What grade do you teach?:
I specialize in working with sophomores
What subject(s) do you teach?:
English Language Arts
Asked the question "What do you teach?" I usually answer, "Teenagers."
How many years have you been teaching?:
My career with sophomores has taught me how to design and teach my classes in ways that guide my students to discover who they are, what they stand for and why, and what kind of future they want to create. All this began with my own unsatisfying experience of high school. In my second year in the classroom, following an intuition with my first sophomores, I invented The Personal Creed Project: www.personalcreed.com. I've spent the rest of my career observing and documenting students' responses to the project, designing my courses and teaching accordingly, and sharing my work with colleagues.