I started this blog in 2007 as a 30-year-old print & television journalist who had recently decided to take a major leap and become a NYC teacher. I was then accepted into the New York City Teaching Fellowship, where I student-taught at a high school in Manhattan. Thus began my “secret adventures”. I now teach English as a Second Language in a self-contained classroom (a rarity) at an overcrowded elementary school (not a rarity) in NYC. The blog is written anonymously to protect my students’ identities and to not misrepresent my school with my opinions on hot button topics.