Why is this blog anonymous?
Well, because I’m a public school teacher and some of the issues treated here — reading methodology and classical education — can be controversial.
In addition, school districts sometimes disdain the publishing of blogs by teachers at all — when there is a public organization, there’s always the risk that they won’t like your message. And, as I wrote on my “Teach Reading Classically” page, the “reading wars” are real.
That said: I am an elementary school teacher and one-time home schooling mom, with more than five years of experience in both, a reader, who with regard to pedagogy uses an intensive phonics-based curriculum along with independent reading and small groups.