On classroom alchemy and awkwardness

If I were a basketball coach, they would’ve sacked me mid-season. They would’ve blamed the lack of chemistry, the apathy, the mediocre performance, the whining, on my failure of leadership. But I tried everything in my power to make things better. Everything. It was clear very early in the semester that …

New semester resolutions

Ask any educator. August is a month full of intense ambivalence. The last vestiges of summer feel tinged with anxiety over to-dos …

Calming the monkey mind

Friend who’s staying over this weekend for airshow practice: “What are you up to today?” Me: “Writing my section of a joint …