Why Teens Don’t Talk to Us

“My friend told me I should talk to you. I’m really struggling and I didn’t know who else to talk to…” Frequently, students come to my room, starting conversations like this. Some of them I have in class. Some I’ve never met. I work with them after school or during their lunch, listening to their…

7 Books About the Brain Every Teacher Should Read

My wife and I love to play a game called, “Y’know what blows my mind?”  It consists of one of us randomly ranting about things that blow our mind — things beyond our comprehension.  Outer space.  How tiny humans grow inside larger humans.  How our voices can be made into invisible data, thrown into the…