Chris Margolin

Teacher School Does Not Make Teachers Better at School

“Confessions of an Educator” columnist Chris Margolin weighs in on teacher schools and their effectiveness (or lack thereof).   On the second day of my Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program, I showed up to my 8:00 a.m. class, drunk, and somehow managed to claim the Class President spot. This didn’t teach me about teaching. It taught me that I ... Read the full article
Chris Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter. 

“Stop, Children, What’s That Sound?”: Deflection Old as Slavery

John S. Blake examines recent controversy surrounding Glen Allen High School in Virginia and a factual video that is being disputed by Mark Holmberg who argues that racial inequity is behind us.