About the Author

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.