Are you worried as you prepare for the upcoming school year? Are you having nightmares about something you think is going to go wrong? Are you struggling with an idea you’d like to implement, but don’t know how? Are you haunted by a past classroom incident that you didn’t resolve to your satisfaction? Is the administration, or a colleague, making you crazy? Are you a Tuggle (non-teaching person) who has a burning question about the teaching profession?
Do you need teaching advice?
Write to me with your dilemmas, conundrums and riddles, and I will resolve them for you.
Next week I’ll be guest posting over at the education blog at Change.org (thanks, Clay Burell, for the invite!) While I’m there, I’m going to test run a future blog feature: Ask Auntie Siobhan.
My plan is to put my twenty years of teaching experience and 1 1/2 teaching degrees to use for you. Write to me about the teaching problems that are on your mind, and I’ll give my half-baked advice. But it doesn’t stop there! Many of my readers, and Change.org’s readers, are teachers, and we teachers are a bossy bunch – I’m counting on them to chime in with their input.
OK, it’s true, I’m not actually going to tell you anything earth-shattering that will put an end to all your teaching difficulties forever. But I’ll give you my thoughts, and I hope others will too, and it will make for a lively discussion, and there will doubtless be some nuggets of wisdom to glean from it all.
Each day, I’ll post questions and responses at Change.org. I’ll also post here with a link to the Change.org site and a summary of the questions addressed that day. Any questions I don’t get to next week will be archived for future editions of “Ask Auntie Siobhan,” to be presented here at Classroom as Microcosm.
So write to me right now! Tell me what’s on your mind as you start thinking about the coming school year. Don’t be shy: no problem is too big, or too small, or too vague, or too embarrassing – believe me, if it’s happened to you, then something like it has happened to all of us.
If your question is brief, feel free to leave it in the comments below, but you can also send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to hearing from you!