Want my advice? Not surprised.

Hey everyone!

I’ve decided to add a new element to my blog: An advice column of sorts. There is a link on the right-hand side of the page that says ‘Email me’ that you can click on to email me a question. Any question. Here are some examples:

  • Dear Josh, What can I do about a coworker that I wouldn’t mind strangling?
  • Hi Josh, I was wondering if you had any advice about how to make lesson plans that don’t suck.
  • Yo, I want to be the teacher that all the kids think is mean, but actually has a heart of gold. Tips?
  • Hi there, My kids keep using the term ‘beast.’ Should I be worried? I’m not a fan of feral animals…

You get the idea, right?

Ask away!


I have a unique perspective on teaching. As a young guy, I still have that “world is my oyster” perspective on life, so I am more than willing to try new things in the pursuit of happiness. I have always been a naturally happy person and don’t shy away from trying to make others see that it’s easy to be happy! Thus, the blog you’re reading. The main impetus for actually putting all the work in to getting this blog up and running? A coworker stopped me in the hall one day and actually reprimanded me for being so smiley all the time. They actually said that I shouldn’t be so happy as a teacher! My response? Screw that! I SHOULD be happy. I now smile at that coworker EVERY time I see them…and usually say something like, “Isn’t this such great day to be a teacher?!” They don’t usually smile back… Don’t be like them.

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