Teachers are broke. They shouldn’t be. I started posting “broke teacher” jokes to cheer up a broke teacher. Then, I made a website with articles like “Best Places to Steal Pens and Pencils for Your Class.” Then, I realized I was a broke teacher too.
A lot of things make teachers broke, not just low teacher pay. It’s mindset and behavior, too. This book calls out all those things so teachers everywhere can reach their dreams.
I went into teaching to change the world. Instead, my students changed me. These are some of my stories. I told them at a time when education went from being “a noble pursuit” to the epicenter of a national storm. Good teachers are leaving the field at staggering rates. Politicians and pundits are out in full force. Everyone has something to say about education–everyone except the students and teachers in the classroom. Don’t Sniff the Glue: A Teacher’s Misadventures in Education Reform is my story of trying to cut through the red tape and change the world.
Next book’s on the way. It’s not about teaching. It’s about vegetables. I promise, it’ll be worth it.