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​     I want to publish my second book to tell stories about teachers, told by teachers. The second book will compliment the first, STOP BLAMING + START TALKING: Developing a Dialogue for Getting Public Education Back on Track” by publishing real stories by real teachers from across America.

     Below are 15 questions/prompts that I welcome you to tell your experiences, feelings, opinions, or thoughts. My idea is that if the public, parents, grandparents, businesses, superintendents, elected officials at all levels, students and the media – maybe they will understand why we teach and want what is best for the children of America.


    ​If I want to use and/or publish your story in anyway (websites, social media posts, and/or publishing in the book. If your story is chosen to be used in any way,  I will contact you and obtain your permission first. Real names are welcome on your stories BUT if you would rather use an alias, please let me know when you submit your story. Again, I will contact you for your approval before publishing any of your words.​


              Please limit your story to less than 600 words. If it absolutely takes more than 600 words, submit anyway, there are always exceptions.

A Positive Voice for Teachers and Public Education

I am looking for stories from teachers to advance teacher voice to the next level

for the public, elected officials, parents, business leaders, and all to hear.

Tell Your Story

  • Pain

  • Heroism

  • Dedication

  • Hardship


  • Love

  • Compassion

  • Frustration

  • Joy

Themes I would like to hear your stories, thoughts, and/or opinions that tell your story or that of a friend, student, parent, community include:

  1. Why did you choose teaching as your profession?
  2. What teacher influenced you the most growing up and how did they influence you? 
  3. Have you ever thought about quitting teaching? Why?  Why have you chosen to stay?
  4. If you quit teaching, why did you quit? Was there anything that could have kept you in the classroom?
  5. Tell a story of a success story of one of your students (academic, personal, or otherwise). How did it make you feel, before and after their success?
  6. What would you tell a high school graduate considering the teaching profession? Why (positive and/or negative, to encourage and/or discourage?)
  7. I have heard the saying, ‘teachers make a difference.’  What do you think about/feel when you hear this?
  8. If you had the chance to tell everyone the one thing that needs to occur, in the ‘short term’ (next 5 years) to improve public education, what would you tell the media, elected officials, school leaders, and/or parents?
  9. If you had the chance to tell everyone the one thing that needs to occur, in the ‘long term’ (next 10-15 years) to improve public education, what would you tell the media, elected officials, school leaders, and/or parents?
  10. Have you ever cried at the end of a school day? Why?
  11. Have you ever laughed at the end of a school day? Why?
  12. Do you know a teacher that has done acts of heroism at school?       (There are many forms of heroism, so explain)
  13. What is the one, biggest thing you want to tell your administration that would make you a better teacher if they did this for you?
  14. There are teachers in your building that you would want your personal child to be in their class, and maybe not in their class. Tell why you would want you child in their class, or not in their class.
  15. As a teacher, what do you think makes a good teacher? Define ‘good teacher.’


Do you have a story that does not fit any of the above?  TELL IT ANYWAY. 

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