Do you believe that education should be fun and fulfilling?
I do, and I think teachers have the power to make it so.
Whether you’re a rookie or a veteran, if you’re ready to think deeply about teaching, challenge your status quo, and reclaim the joy of education, this is the place for you.
Join the community of genuine learning
There is a sense of panic in the education world today. Humanity’s knowledge grows, but our students seem to be falling behind, while teachers burn out faster than ever.
Reformers call for more standards, testing, funding, accountability, technology…but the problem is deeper than that. We’ve lost sight of the real question: how do you guide a person on the path of genuine learning?
That’s the problem I care about. I see so many teachers struggle and disengage, and their students respond in kind. Misfit Teachers is a place to talk about why that happens and why it doesn’t have to be that way.
Take back happiness for you and your students
I don’t believe we can solve this with quick fixes and superficial teaching tips, so you won’t find any of those here. Great teaching is rooted in your mindset, and Misfit Teachers will help you examine yours, transform it, and bring new life to your classroom.
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Teaching is not just my profession — it’s my life. Ever since I began to teach English to myself and my friends as a kid, I’ve been incubating ideas about education. Classes full of joy, human connection, and genuine learning are my daily experience, and I love every moment of it.
I’m a native of Colombia now living in the US, and I’ve taught Spanish and English as foreign languages for nearly a decade. My students have included people of all ages and nationalities, everyone from kids with special needs to tourists to diplomats. I now teach middle school Spanish and am working on a doctorate in foreign language education.
Madison is the writer who captures my philosophy in the wild and wrestles it onto the page. We collaborate closely to make my ideas clear and digestible for you. She’s also my wife, and together we’re able to share with the world all the good stuff that was once trapped in my head.
She grew up in the US public school system, then went on to a private university for undergrad and graduate studies in engineering. During her doctorate, she taught science and engineering at the university and in local high schools. Her experience in academia and the American education system complement my perspective as an international teacher.