About

I teach. The picture proves it.

I’m Paul. Mr. Murphy to students. Murph to everybody else. Call me what you want.

I’m  a third grade teacher in Michigan. I’ve been doing it longer than I ever thought I would. I like my job. I also like writing about it. Hence, this blog.

The site is about helping teachers. I’m oldish now and since I’ve done this thing for a while I feel I have some things to share. I also like learning new stuff and the topics of my books give me a really good excuse to read a lot.

So here’s how it works. I pick a book topic related to teaching. I research the snot out of it by reading books and online articles. In the course of doing this, I learn interesting things that I think make good blog posts. So I write them. Hopefully, someone reads them. Even more hopefully, they share them with others.

I hope you find something useful here. And if not always useful, then at least somewhat entertaining.