About this site

MeI teach History at an independent girls school in California. I’ve spent most of my career teaching world history, and that tends to flavor my posts, but I also teach U.S. History and Art History from time to time, as well as any number of random electives. I have the luxury of teaching in a school with small classes, strong students, and a high tolerance for experimentation.

I believe the best teaching is both reflective and instinctive, and I think that paradox is what makes teaching eternally fresh.  These pages are my attempt to clarify–for myself, first–why I do what I do in the classroom and–the teacher’s perpetual question–what I might do better next time around.  One of the wonderful things about teaching is that there’s always next year!

I hope you will respond to my thoughts with your own;  please leave me a comment letting me know what you think.  I’ve posted some lesson plans and other materials here:   Gallery and here.  I hope you find them useful in some way–if you try them, please let me know how they worked in your classroom.


One Response to About this site

  1. Ann V. Klotz says:


    This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing it with us. avk

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