Dr. Hester's Blog

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  • My next gig: Classroom teacher

    My next gig: Classroom teacher

    Life update: This coming year, I’m going to be a teacher at Chavez High School in Stockton Unified School District.

  • More than you want to know

    More than you want to know

    This past October, I was so flagrantly behind on the deadlines for my doctoral capstone paper that the director of my program reached out...

  • Dr. Hester :-)

    Dr. Hester :-)

    I’m back! And I’m officially Dr. Hester now. It’s been 398 days since I last shared a blog post here. That’s a long and lame delay! My ap...

  • Meet the team!

    Meet the team!

    Over the course of this year--my second here at Harvard--I’ve had the good fortune to get connected with two outstanding people: Crystel ...

  • Prioritize Like Ike

    Prioritize Like Ike

    In the last post, we learned about research that found that some educators, in an effort to help their students, actually ended up hurtin...

  • Do less and... help your students even more?

    Do less and... help your students even more?

    There’s a chance you’re trying to do such a good job for your students that you may actually be hurting them. We’ll come back to that in ...

  • Overwhelmed

    Overwhelmed

    The clock struck midnight. The first day of the school year had officially begun. And I was in my classroom. Frantic. I’m not describing ...

  • My plans for next school year

    My plans for next school year

    In my last post, I wrote about the idea for a professional development program to help early career teachers overcome the pitfalls that l...

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