As the school year ends, we reflect on the many changes in education — and look forward to a new beginning next year.

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One of the last icebreaker questions I asked my classes this year was as follows:


If you do, you won’t be able to get away with it for long.

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University of Central Florida professor Richard Quinn didn’t expect to have to publicly dress down his strategic management class, fresh off completing a challenging midterm examination.


The pandemic has altered, in some cases radically, the teaching practice of educators.

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One professor’s brutal honesty changed my life for the better, but that approach might not work for everyone.

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Thanks to the pandemic, Alumni Day was over Zoom this year.


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In which we unpack district plans, commiserate with faculty, meet an artful administrator, and bear witness to post-election theatrics.

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A public school administrator offers a timely prescription for addressing historical injustices in the classroom.

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“We need to radically rethink how we grade our students.”


A second dispatch from the front lines of a public high school gone virtual.

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Monday.

From the start of the school year, my administration set aside Mondays for faculty and departmental meetings, inservices, and teacher planning.


It all depends on how you answer these ten questions.

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1. Why do you want to pursue a doctorate in education?


A dispatch from the front lines of a public high school gone virtual.

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Who?

Well, me.

Albert Arnesto

Albert Arnesto is the author of the book “Chalked! What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a High School Teacher.” He lives in Ohio with his family.

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