Michael Mazenko – A Revolutionary Storyteller

Early in Michael Mazenko’s teaching career, he landed a job at a high school–and had no idea the kind of teacher he was about to run into. New, and still trying to find himself as a teacher, Michael kept a relatively low profile–hanging back and observing, and not quite yet hopping in with everything he could muster. But …

Daphne Brogdon – Not Making Scents

When Daphne Brogdon entered high school, she never imagined that her every move—even the most inconsequential ones–could suddenly be construed as a political statement. Especially in her math class. Her math teacher constantly wore t-shirts with crystal-clear beliefs plastered across the chest, and was never afraid to say exactly what she thought—even about the littlest things.  …

7 Top SAT Books You’re Probably Missing Out On

Disclaimer: This article is for the 2005 SAT. Click here to learn about the new, 2016 SAT. Hey you!  Yes, you!  Yes, the ridiculously attractive person reading this.  Your clothing-article-of-choice really highlights your eyes.  And I’m almost positive that you’re looking for some information on the top SAT books. How many of you wake up every …

Christa Palmer – Venit, Vidit, Vicit

If you were in 9th grade, what foreign language would you want to study? Spanish, maybe–or French.  German, even, if it’s offered. But who would want to take Latin?  Christa Palmer did–and so did almost everyone else at her junior high school. Lois Merritt was the Latin teacher–and she also taught Drama.  Every spring, she would walk into the …

Vicki Davis – Surprise Party!

Now, she spends her time as a teacher in a high school classroom. But senior year of high school in Georgia, Vicki Davis and her friends became quintessential pranksters. Blessed with a fabulous student/principal/guidance counselor relationship, the high school class of 1987 had been playing tricks on their authority figures all year long with minimal repercussions. For …

Should I Take an SAT Prep Class?

With the SATs on the horizon, everybody’s scrambling to figure out the best way to prepare…and questions are buzzing.  Should I take an SAT prep class?  Should I just study on my own?  Should I hire the neighbor to quiz me 24/7? Lots of articles try and give a blanket answer to the “should I …