Monday, February 6, 2012

Kindling "Maria"

In the summer of 2009, a series of blog posts known as "The Maria Chronicles" began running on American History Now. (You can sample them via the complete list further down on the right side of this page). Each of these discrete but interrelated pieces told a year in the life of Maria Bradstreet, a middle-aged divorcee and veteran teacher who began her life over by taking a job a a new school. The ensuing chronicles attempt to capture life in the classroom as it is rarely experienced in the vast professional literature on education. I've collected these pieces into a Kindle e-book that's now available for 99 cents at  My hope is that it will be of value for teachers, students, and all with an interest in life as it is often experienced in high school. Thanks to all who have had a look at them, and this blog, in the last three years.
--Jim Cullen