teaching

On the Front Lines of the Battle for Better Sex Ed

Throughout most of the 1990s and 2000s, abstinence-only sex education was the most well-funded sex-ed curriculum in the U.S. — even though this type of…

I Was Part of a High School Cheating Mafia

We called ourselves “rats” — a mafia of high school cheaters with various ranks, responsibilities and expertise. Our operation infiltrated every subject, from precalculus and physics to…

All The Dumbest Stuff Our Dumbest Teachers Ever Said

To become a teacher, one ought to know something. Ideally, you’d know several things. In the best of all worlds, though, you would know many…

Self Help Patrol: Hypnotherapy

There’s almost nothing I won’t do to avoid grading papers. Time in the classroom with my students is a font of Dead Poets Society–style inspiration…