Teaching Will Probably Be Okay Without Me

Anne Schwartz has it under control.

Never mind that she’s fresh off her student teaching or that her Tales from the Chalkline is just two months old. You’re looking at a teaching and blogging star on the rise right here.

Going forward, I’m going to need your classroom anecdotes like a junkie needs a fix. This one has set me up for a week:

Student: Why do you want to be a teacher, Ms. Schwartz?
Anne: Have you met you? You’re awesome. I get to hang out with kids like you all day!
Student: Okay but why do other teachers want to be teachers?
Anne: Probably for the same reason, because kids are awesome.
Student: That’s not true. You’re the only teacher I have who likes us.

Anne is local to San Diego and she’s looking for a job. Someone do something about that.

I'm Dan and this is my blog. I'm a former high school math teacher and current head of teaching at Desmos. He / him. More here.


  1. So, pretty much feeling awesome right now.

    Thanks for the shout out. my blog readership just went from ten to 228. crazy town.

    p.s. I still think it’s sad you’re leaving the classroom but I am excited to see the cirriculum goggle puts out. I met a woman at NCTM who was working on that also.

  2. @ Anne: That’s because you are awesome… I spent all this time looking for your blog, but as I didn’t know you existed, I found it exceedingly difficult.

    My sister has a fashion blog and I’m starting a math-ish teaching blog, so I imagine you’re the hybrid of the two of us.